Originally Posted by postrock
Final reviews posted today (Audio Technica ATH-FC700A, Denon AH-P372, and Pioneer SE-MJ21).
Summary and recommendations coming soon.
Pulled an all-nighter last night and I'm beat, so I'll read it tomorrow when I can give it the time it duly deserves. Thanks for all the hard work postrock! A lot of fellow and future Head-Fiers are going to find this valuable indeed.
Okay, all caught up now. Not sure why, but I've never been a big A-T fan. However, based on your impressions it seems like I may just have to give it a go... especially in light of what I found out the other day about my K422. Turns out, while the K422 can handle a modest amount of external noise, it's semi-open back nature is a big fail if you ever find youself on a bus. On foot or on bike - not problem. Even on a train, not too much of an issue. But in a bus, forget about it, no isolation whatsoever.
Since you've got some mid-sized portables in there, I wouldn't mind reading your thoughts on the HD 238/239. I tend to like mine for its speed and precision. And it's not the most uncomfortable unit out there with those soft foam pads, I do wish it had a bit more clamping force, but I also acknowledge that I have a bit of a slimmer head than most.
Overall though, a great effort that I am sure took quite some time. Thanks for all the time spent listening to cans you would have rather tossed within the first few minutes. That's a sign of dedication.