Originally Posted by our martin
i will be straight with you now.. if your going to use your fiio e17 get the akg450s they have got the sound you are looking for.. you will suprised on how good they sound for the price.. i would know what to get.. i have got all the best headphones and hifi equipment you can get.. all across the board from ultimate ear triple fi 10s to 18 pro customs from cambridge audio to krell... if something gets a what hifi headphone of the year award it's got be good..don't rely on amazon reviews people have got different opinions on what they want..they sound good with all music from classical to dubstep..there was someone else who was on one of these threads called thund3rstruck and he bought the xb500s and whished he hadn't.. don't make the same mistake he made..but it's your choice..no one can force you to get the akgs.. but i would snap them up!
Thanks for the push, the thing on the owning a lot of equipment was helpful too. Many are too humble to say something like that , but really..how the heck will anyone know if you don't say it :). What hifi is pretty strict..gotta say. and no i don't believe amazon reviews, i just use it to see if something has a structual problem here, or re curring problem or something.
I've used the XB500' i have no problems really with it's sound but refine would be good. only problem is the price. im getting the XB500's because they are cheap. im not getting a new pair of headphone's per say. i'm really just whiping out a $35 from my wallet and going..meh, new headphones.
any other portable one's with that style you would recommend? love the look's of it, and the flashy modern AKG logo on it...want :)