Originally Posted by aamefford
Yeah, probably bold, and I certainly have not heard an exhaustive list, but I have heard a few -
Mad Dogs $300
Beyerdynamic DT 770 600 ohm $250 to $300?
Beyerdynamic DT 1350 $300
HD25-1 II $250?
Denon AH-D7000 $999
Denon AH-D5000 $500?
Ultrasone HFI 780 $250 - $300?
Audio Technica ESW10jpn $550 - $650
Ultrasone Proline 750 $275-ish
1964 ears Quads - $550
Fischer DBA-02 $299
Etymotic ER4P/S $200 - $250
Westone 3 $300+
UE Triple.fi10 $200, or $99 on sale around black Friday
Westone UM3X $300
Shure SE530 $350
Heard the JVC DX1000 at a meet, the AT ES10 at a meet, The Denon D2000 at a meet, a few others that I forget, and of course anything that you can try at Best Buy - not very good in most cases, but on the other hand, pretty pricy for what you get...
Of the list above, the D7000's are very, very good. Better than the MD's at many things, but the bass is boosted a bit, and the treble is a bit sparkly, and they are definitely "V" shaped and a bit colored. They are also more refined, less grainy, very comfortable and beautiful. All in all, a fair headphone to compare to the MD's, at 3 times the price (ok, 2x+ the price when I bought them at a good deal).
The ESW10jpn is as good as everyone who has heard them says they are, and more beautiful than pictures do justice. They are small, sound stage is small, and the build quality does not justify the price they commanded. I like the Mad Dogs better, but the AT's do give them a run for their money in the midrange.
The rest are all easily bested by the Mad Dogs, at least in my opinion.