I don't know how much faith to put into VGP awards, but has anyone tried ATH-CHX7／CHX7iS (5376 yen)? They gave them gold award in the 5,000-10,000 yen catetgory, beating ATH-IM50:
Also, has anyone heard these?
In the 10,000-20,000 yen category but heavily discounted now:
Denon AH-C100 5162 yen
Sony MDR-S70AP 5780 yen
Gold winner in 10,000 yen category:
Audio Technica ATH-WS55X 4980 yen
All prices are from kakaku.com