I love and share your attitude when it comes to having SQ on the go, especially to and from work every day. It's a beautiful thing indeed to be able to listen to and enjoy your tunes with some quality cans after a hard day's work.
The ES7s (I think those are the cans you're talking about - shiny cups right?) are a very fun can and the imaging is very good on that can. Soundstage was also not bad. It's been a long time since I have had those but I remember they were a blast. In the end, they were slightly too colored for me and the isolation was not up to par for my daily commute. Otherwise a great can for that price.
The HDs will always have a soft spot in my heart. The headphone is not perfect but the sig becomes addicting and the timbre is not bad despite the slight edginess up top. It has an exciting, addicting sig and works well with many genres. Just a good, fun all-rounder IMO. Great complement to the DTs for sure IMO.
Yep, the shiny ones...so those aern't in the same class as something like the HDs, right?
Obobskivich has been sharing some info about the Koss phones with me over the last month or two...this store called "Tuesday Morning" (national chain) had the Koss TBSEs (the Tony Bennett ones) on sale for $49 (reg $149) so I picked up a pair today. Supposedly these are pretty darn good portables, especially at the sale price. For five bills I'll give them a shot. I obviously wont' expect them to compete with the 1350s, but they might be a nice addition to the portable collection for when Im going somehere that I dont want to take a nicer headphone. Hopefully in December I'll pick up some HDs to audition from Amazon, too. If you think the shiny 7s are a solid pick-up for $99, maybe I'll give those a listen.
Thanks for the feedback!