So there's really not a whole lot been said about these headphones.
They're sold at my Local Best-Buy and Future shop for $79.00, $53 online but apparently were about $135.00 when released retail.
I'm aware that Audio-Technica tends to boost their headphones with overpricing...
And from the description of those headphones I gather that they're a monitoring entry level headphones.
My question/s are, to anyone who owns them or had them or used them long enough to give a proper verdict.
How is the construction, feel and comfort level -
How do they sound, Amped vs Non-amped. I'm trying to figure out whether they'll be good enough for daily portable use such with an iphone-4 or ipod touch and such. I read that they have a 65 Nominal impedance and 100db sensitivity, which makes me skeptical about buying them for that usage. So for that matter, does anyone know what is the output for the phone-out on the iphone-4? I know it supports only 20hz-20Khz in frequency response, which matches the Audio-Technica, but other than that, not many specs are given in regard.
So, the question is, will they be easily driven by the iphone-4, and I mean to be loud enough and with room to increase.. Currently I'm used to anywhere from 50% - 75% on my iphone with different headphones.. but anything that has to be driven at 80% - 90% is a No-Deal for me.
As for comparisons, I'm sure that some would claim that they're lower in quality while some would claim the other way around. So for my sake and frame of reference, how do they compare in sound to the following:
Sennheiser HD-428, 418, 202-II and 205-II
Sony MDRV500 DJ or Sony MDRXB-500 (XB-bass)
Philips O'neill Stretch
I would appreciate any feedback.