well guys. i took the leap today and purchased some COP's from ebay from an authorized reseller. i felt like an audiophile with no equipment to criticize and i definitely do not want to be an audiophile as i enjoy music very much and am very happy with what i settled down with for my surround/music setup. i listen to a lot of genre's of music from classical to alternative to soul music to mountain music. no country and very little hip-hop. i am hoping these are decent with classical. i don't have to have awesome detail like hearing every vibration of cymbal or a trombone sliding in and out, but i do hope they provide a nice soundstage and a lot of embracing warmth. i just bought a pa2v2 amp and i bought a second one for haha's since i really liked it, even though it's my first portable amp and the only one i have to judge against. part of the reason i settled on these is i know how fatiguing in your face/head treble can be even with big speakers. these seemed to be a middle of the road headphone, not made in china (very important to me, but nothing against china itself) and it seemed to be the only one of two headphones i was seriously considering with detachable 3.5mm. the audio technica's a900's were a consideration, but beyer's seem to be more comfortable all around and my first (and hopefully) last headphones for awhile i wasn't feeling the a900's headband system. i was also considering some v-moda m-80's and m-100's but i just wasn't feeling the uhmmm... glamour and marketing. very glad i didn't go that route. after reading v-moda's history on their website i feel like i made the right decision. as has been mentioned a few times in this thread, the COP's are probably the most noob friendly headphones at the same time catering to all the bassheads. and who doesn't like bass? i also wasn't feeling the $300 and $150 pricetag (m-100's/m-80's respectively)and the beats suck but these are the alternative me too headphones crowd. the most i really wanted to spend was $200 anyways. it also didn't hurt, i forgot who, mentioned to make an offer on ebay with a certain seller and profit. i offered $150+$10 for shipping so hopefully i have these by next friday. thanks whoever you are. and when i do get mine, i'll be sure to come back here and be an audiophile for all of 5 minutes and then go back to enjoy the music.
btw, what mods, customizations, upgrades etc. have people been doing? either i didn't search well or there is not a dedicated thread for this specific headphone.