Originally Posted by ssrock64
What did you think? I couldn't stand them at Best Buy, but I don't even like the way the HDJ2000 sounds on their testing equipment.
Build was very disappointing for a Sony - I expected more aluminum/magnesium/etc but they're mostly all plastic.
Sound was bass-boomy, mids were recessed and cupped sounding, and the top-end was less than perfect. They weren't offensive in any way, and I could see their appeal compared to a lot of the celebrifones they seem designed to challenge, but they aren't spectacular when it comes to sonics.
The build quality was the biggest let-down; if they were as metal as I expected, I could probably let the lackluster sound slide, but they really don't feel like what I'd expect from a Sony.
Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO
Been using the Koss Porta Pro a lot recently with my rockboxed clip zip and I really like them.
Just got an ATH-ESW9A from Best Buy and really liking them for a truly portable setup...