Originally Posted by koshtramba
Has anyone actually tried those with hi-end gear? I wonder how they'd compare when facing HD800, for example... I know they're up a completely different alley and all, but curiosity tickles me.
I find it easily makes a good outdoor counterpart to my indoor-only HE-500.
Sure, it doesn't have the same air, soundstage and fine details... well... they're entirely different sound signatures and presentations, but when I'm on the move I'm never in an environment where I'm truly listening to the music... mostly just hearing it; but I'm never left wanting for more.
Only if it's a super-dull recording I might want a bit more treble, but I would usually consider these 'bad' recordings because they sound fairly dull on other headphones too, but this is also subjective.