The other greats such as AKG K1000, the various Sony vintage headphones are discussed quite often around here, but the Leatherheads seem to have fallen from grace and no one talks about them.
Perhaps it is their extremely limited production, or are there other reasons in play?
I've also read that many people think they are way overpriced for their performance, personally I think this is wrong but each to their own. How do you feel about this?
Anyway, any people out there still using these? Such as purk, (who seems to favour his R10 lately), or mulveling, Elephas, and that other German guy who used to own a pair, can't remember your name right now.
Or even the guy who was flipping high end headphones, waddragon or whatever the hell his name was.
C'mon guys, let's get some discussion about this, or show some pictures! What kinda rig do you use it with, etc.
Myself I haven't felt the need to "upgrade" after I got these in early 2009, and I still use them pretty much daily for extended periods.
Although of course there are all these new FOTM headphones that I wouldn't mind giving a try, but since I have this I haven't felt the urge to buy any.
Only thing that could sway me is probably the 50th anniversary headphone AT will undoubtedly release.
These just sound right to me, and several steps up from the other ATH headphones I've owned (W11JPN, W5k, ESW9/10).
The bass is the best in any headphone I've heard/owned, including the STAX OII (notwithstanding any power issues), but it doesn't compromise the midrange like some lesser headphones do. They are great at giving that crunch to distorted guitars so I love them for metal. They are also said to be "dark", dunno, perhaps if you compare it to a Grado or something? I don't feel it's a fault of them at least.
For me they are in the top tier for pretty much anything, such as detail and the way the sound moves around. Only thing is that the soundstage could be bigger.
Some pictures (not mine), since that's what you want to see.
Edit: fixed pictures, hopefully. This new upload/linking system is really annoying.
Edited by tk3 - 9/27/10 at 1:43pm