Good to see you here Don!
It's interesting to that at least some people prefer the SRH440 to more expensive cans like the HD25-1 II. I really like the sound I'm getting from it, but I can't listen to it for much longer than an hour due to fatigue. And this is with the SRH840 pads, which I think tamed the highs a bit. Maybe I'm just sensitive to the highs. Come to think of it, from reading the reviews, the HD25 might be even brighter. Still, its reputation for being great headphones for rock, and durability that could potentially survive a nuclear holocaust makes it very interesting. I guess I'll just have to audition it to know for sure.
And ljokerl, I know it's been said many times, but this thread (and the huge IEM comparison thread) is a great resource for people like me who don't have much experience with different headphones. Different people hear things differently, but it never hurts to hear/read the opinions of someone who has tried such a wide array of cans/IEMs.
Edited by HK-47 - 11/1/11 at 5:01pm