I have to disagree on the comment that the Samson SR850 and the ATH-AD700 are of similar quality. I have owned both the Samson SR850 and the ATH-AD700 for a while. The ATH-AD700 is a better can in detail, soundstage, speed, and just overall musicality and realism. The Samson does not even have much of an advantage in the bass department. I also happen to agree with Tyll Heystens that the Samson (or the equivalent Superlux) is unlistenable because of its shrill highs, but I guess that may be an issue of "sound signature" and could be tamed with proper equalization.
Edited by MarcoGV - 9/3/12 at 6:10pm