There are some things I need to point out:
-Any words for Bose's Triport if songs are heavily re-EQ'd so as to get more bass out in exchange for muddy mids/trebles; or am I better off getting the DT770?
-Are there any comparable cans out there that can match its performance but cost less (I aint no audiophile but see a lot of recommendations for the m50's, a dozen Sennheisers and probably the MDR-V6 if on a totally hamstrung budget for your rivethead needs)
-Opinions on portability: You know, use them on the commute and stuff like that. Some say that sucker's a bit big, but I am not sure of it unless I have it in person.
-I can't use earbuds nor IEM's regularly anymore. Developed hearing loss due to using stock Zune (and iPod and cheapo Walmart) buds/IEMS at elevated volumes.
-I dont mind using an unamped DT770 if it will play loud enough (Zune 80gb), but not real loud. Just ENOUGH to shut out outside ambience (except aviation and heavy industrial equipment). Speaking of unamped 250-ohm 'phones - has anyone here done a breadboard cmoy amp with enough juice to power 250+ohm headphones? I have been looking at jdslabs and tangentsoft's altoid cmoy plans (and mini^3 too) but not sure if they are up to the job. Fiio's E11 is said to work well with it, but I want to know if they will work well with the e5/e6 series. Their specs say they can run up to 300 ohms, but I want head-fi's opinions on breadboard amps vs consumer-ready ones.
-Servicability. Has anyone done soldering work on headphones here? I have done a bit of fixing headphones and boy those real-thin wires are really telling me to stop drinking coffee.
I might edit and re-edit this post to add more stuff, but this should be enough for now.
Edited by BeatsByConrail - 2/8/12 at 10:52pm