Originally Posted by QuantumCarrot
The UR40s are very lightweight which makes them pretty comfortable to wear. Sound's a bit dark and boomy though so personal tastes will come into play. I've heard nothing but good things about the UR55 but haven't had an opportunity to try them yet.
My concern with the UR40 is that I don't think they're fully circumaural. They would probably be the same like the HD202s which would touch my ears and become uncomfortable. Although I'm liking the reviews which say they sound decent.
Originally Posted by MarcusP
Hmm, the Koss ur55 seems interesting.
I'm in your position as well OP, well, a lot of people are in our position when it comes to buying headphones.
Though I can't seem to find a review/impression on Koss UR55 in headfi..
UR55 seem good, but do they justify the price tag.. say compared to the HD428? or the V6?
Originally Posted by Uncle Erik
You should add the Sony MDR-V6 to your list. It doesn't get a lot of love around here, but it's been around for decades and is a real industry standard. They play well out of an iPod, they sound very good and they also fold up for easy transport. I had a pair for years, but have since moved onto the MDR-7509HD for on-the-go use.
I've read pretty rave reviews about the MDR-V6 but my concern is the same as the UR40... they might not be fully circumaural given that I have big ears.. also that the pads tend to get hot after use? I've read the HD 428 are pretty comfortable.
I'm thinking of going with the HD428.. the only gripe I have is some reviews say they might not be loud enough and lack bass. I don't have an amp and I don't plan on buying one. So I'm still not sure what to do.