I guess I'd define bang-for-the-buck as the most universally pleasant for the price paid. I know "universally" is a tough concept, but I'll defer to those of you with keener ears, more demanding tastes, and far wider experience and closets full of gear. For the record, I really do listen to smatterings of every genre, so I do apply "universal" in a very expansive sense.
So which one is the best bang for the buck?
Audiofly AF56's for $100
Audio Technica ATH-CKM500's for $58
Vsonic GR07 Mk2 for $160
If it matters, I am coming from UE Superfi 5 (v2) and Meelec A161P's. So I suppose that though all of the above will sound better in many ways, which one if any will seem the most improved in terms of general sound?
These are tough questions, I know. What I just want to see what people's thoughts on these three are for the prices listed and the fact that I'd want to listen to anything from classical music to hip hop, EDM, pop, big band, and folk.
EDITED TO ADD: I guess I would also like to throw the Yamaha EPH-100 into the mix. $150 for apparently something quite special.
I know, if I had the money, I would just buy all of them, but I don't, so...
Edited by Doggonit - 8/3/12 at 9:51am