I literally fried mine in a plane by being too curious. Why is my ear getting hot? *funny smell* One channel burnt out. Fortunately I had my K319 also with me so I wasn't without music on the trip.
Is it worth it to get the expensive pmx 980 (120 euros) , when all you want is something as good or better than your k317 (broken) ?
I know that k317 has same sound as k319, they just don't have the volume control. Can't find a good replacement of k317 on the online store I use.
I liked especially k317 treble & soundstage. I know that the pmx 980 are discontinued too, the only reason that they don't disappear fast, is their price. .
Short answer: depends. Mine would be no, not if you can get Blox M2C. Besides, most people find the MX880/980 really big and uncomfortable, I know I do.
As for quality, the K319 isn't too thrilling in any department so upgrading should be easy, even my AS-sunrise sound better ;-)
Personal fave is M2C, as comfortable as the 317 but with a ton better sound and a super price... once they are available again or we get another group buy.
edit: also really curious about the new BLOX, I hope they go for a great price again. Seriously, small nigglings apart I found the M2C to be near perfect and I still liked them next to €4k Monitor audio towers :-P
Edited by FoxSpirit - 6/18/12 at 7:31am