Originally Posted by kurochin
Hah. Beats by Denon =P
As for using the TH series cans while on the move, I dunno. Never done it before. The cable length alone would probably bother me enough (I already find the cable too long for desktop use, tbh). There are a few members that use them (TH600, in particular) while commuting, so it's definitely doable. They're well finished and the internals are reliable, but I doubt they were designed with mobile use in mind.
So I put the Colorfly in my back pocket of my jeans, the loop of cable of in my front pocket, and then have the cable coming up from my front pocket. Admittedly I do have to take the C4 out of my back pocket when I sit down, however that thing is the really cumbersome item in this "portable" set up. Yet I am fine on trains planes and .... well just trains and planes actually .... well a couple of trains and loads of planes ...
I do totally understand that some cans can look really ridiculous, see my comments about my 7100's, I would never wear them out in public, they look like they have been designed by the same people that design those teeth braces that you only wear at night, massive Frankenstein'esque contraptions that look as far from cool as it can get. They make your head look like Norman Foster has had a crack at it, and F'ed up.
The Th600's, yes they are quite big, and maybe I do look like a prick walking around with them, but no more so than someone with some neon pink Beats.
Besides, I was at Schipol and was standing on one of its many moving walkways and coming towards me on the opposing side was a dude with a pair on too. We did that thing that VW Beetle owners do when they see another one on the road, we didn't have horns to honk, so a smile and a nod of recognition it was.
I am sure warrenpchi would be most disappointed that I didn't throw the HeadFi gang sign :)
For me, there is another dimension to having hi end stuff on the go. It is of course the same with all music on the go, kind of, I find though that with hi end kit and the SQ that comes with it just makes the cocoon that one walks around in even more special. Everything might be grey and dreary, people might be rushing to work, all kinds of madness can be going on around you, you might have just bumped onto the runway in Bogota, but whatever is going on, you have this amazing SQ sound track to all of it. 7100's are an outlier, they are that ugly, aside from them, I don't really care too much for how I look with any cans on. I mean I have the Custom One Pro and those things are certainly deeper than these and don't have as good SQ, no way.
Yeah these are deffo my travelling companions for a while. However the hunt will never be over, which I think is what I love the most. I can collect headphones and they don't cost that much really in comparison to some of my other hobbies.
They really satisfy me too, I am lucky in so much as I bought the 7100's as my first pair of non Grado closed back hi end headphones. I thought that they were great and came on here to read about how great they were after buying them. That is not what I read :)
Then I got really lucky and instead of trawling through masses of reviews and threads, I simply listen to one guy now, who knows my tastes and tells me what to buy, he never gets it wrong, ever.
He throws gang signs too...