I'm currently debating between the Klipsch Mode M40s ($350), AKG k490nc ($250) and k495nc ($350), B&W P5 ($300), and Sennheisers PXC 450s ($350). $350 is more than I would like to pay, but I would if it's worth it. My priorities, definitely are sound clarity, and soundstage. Getting immersed in my music is the most important. I won't deny I like somewhat colored music, but by no means I'm a basshead. The P5s seem incredible, but I think I would be missing the NC. Does anyone know if the Mode's dual drivers are really that better than Senns or AKG? The k490s look great for $250. I listen mostly to Rock, Pop, and Classical.
Edited by mepds9 - 5/29/12 at 6:43pm