well, I need extension on both ends but I can live with very little quantity, as long as it is extended to sub-base levels. I don't need bassy, I need technically proficient :) I want to try something different compared to sony, something not as bass-heavy with more natural response throughout the frequency range. something not as laid back in upper range with more detail and comparable or bigger (if not, t least not overly small) sound stage.
fit style - any, as long as they are comfortable. over ear is aplus though...
detachable cables are welcomed. at least sturdy build quality.
budget is about 150$ (I'll be very hesitant to go higher).
am considering: Audio Technica IM70, IM02(but they are a little out of the budget); astrotec AX35; Dunu DN1000 (saw someone saying it was about 140$); Doppios (can't figure out how to order from japan), final audio Heaven II (where can I get those from? )
i don't know where you will find the DNK for $140?? It's $180 on the cheap side. I'd think about the Piston 2.0, At im70, and those AX35's might be great too?