Just did a comparisson between RHA SA950i and AKG K422
And AKG K422 wins in every aspect.
The AKG K422's retail price is $100, but because it bombed in France(AKG and Pack Fnac co-op to sell it) it was sold in U.S for $20.
The RHA SA950i retails for $60.
So in a sense, whilst I , and everyone who has the AKG K422's paid only $20 for it, its still about $40 more expensive than the RHA.
Need more explanation on sound? No thanks right now. Review will be out in 2 weeks
The RHA's problems are its driver resonance with the housing, inability to swivel, cable design and length, and the duller vocals(forward, but dulled down) and even more is its isolation and leak problem.
I would use the AKG's more often if it wasn't for them being semi open. I can't listen to Perfume or SNSD and what not with these in public. It's public suicide right there.
IEM's are the case of all my chagrin as I constatnly go to fix the seal(don't say CIEM's. I'm a poor Panda in College) and full sizers are , well full size.