Results so far (2011.05.31):
Now it's been like 5 months since i bought my last portables (XD-53) and their cable is about to die on me. So out of curiousity I started to look around for an alternatives with replacable cables. And to my surprise I found out that the only closed portable headphones according to this site are the Senn's HD 25 II. Everything else seems to fall into "yeah there are these too but you really should buy HD-25" category.
I'm sure that they are fine headphones (unless you care about soundstage, I had the chance to listen to them and they sound fine and isolation is awesome) but I can't help but feel like these headphones are Head-fi's Beats.
When it comes to open ear headphones there are Grados, AKG, Sennheiser... Sony XB etc. which are all regarded as good headphones that have their strenghts. How come when it comes to portable closed headphones there is only one great choise (except of course headphones like Ultrasone Edition 8 and stuff - im talking about headphones for people who are only partly insane :) ).
Please prove I am wrong and have no clue what I'm talking about...
P.S. Please don't mention Beyerdynamic DT 1350 (unless you really like them) because then I'll think you are saying that only because you love Jude and want to buy him flowers every day.
Edited by naurispunk - 6/1/11 at 2:51pm