Hi there, this is my first post to head-fi. I've recently begun researching to buy some nice headphones, and have currently narrowed it down to the HD25 and ESW9. I just got my first instrument, a Korg DW8000, which has led me to want some nice headphones for my screwing around pleasure. I'll also listen to my iPod with them, and I usually listen to electronic, rap, and everything else. I really like what I hear about the sound for both of those headphones. For the HD25, the durability and noise isolation are a plus; I'm a little skeptical about the comfort though. I wish the ESW9's seemed more durable and had more noise isolation.
Any thoughts on if either of those would work particularly well, or particularly bad, with a synth (or other future keyboard instruments I may get, including beats, workstations, etc.)?
Here's where they have the ESW9's listed for 100: http://www.xtreamgadgets.com/product.php?productid=160839
I'm a little skeptical about the site. Some of the reviews I read are awful. Also, I've read that some ESW9's can be fake. Has anyone bought from this place? I have pretty much decided to say nix that, unless I get any votes of confidence.
Thanks to everyone for all the helpful info I've found while doing some searches of the forum.