I have been spending some time on the head-fi forums (it had been a while..) and of course I am now determined to buy a new headphone. In this case the Audio Technics ES10.
How did I end up chosing for this expensive hifi-beast?
First of I "needed" a new headphone for on the go (mainly in the subway) and I had certain criteria for it:
* No IEM's: I have sworn off IEM's, I just don't like the way they are. So I had to pick a regular portable isolating HP.
* I have already owned the sennheiser HD25-1, however I felt this HP looked silly in public so the new headpone needed to look really really good ;)
* It had to sound good, be very comfortable, compact and easy to use.
* Most important genres for me are: D&B, dubstep and dance. So the new HP should have good bass.
*The new HP will be used with laptop and unamped iPod classic and I was aiming for a budget around €100 (-.-).
I ended up deciding between the B&W p5 and the AT ES10, because those were the only (!) good looking ones. But because I thoughed the p5 bass signature would be terrible for my prefered genres and the comfortability and noise isolation would be more or less comparable, I decided for the AT ES10.
But before I pull the trigger on this HP, I of course like to ask you guys your opinion about this.. I especially like to hear more opinions about the AT's because it seems not so many is known about it.