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Greetings Soundheads,

 

I'm looking to get an ultra-portable headphone after years of switching between IEM's (which I've finally decided I can't deal with for comfort reasons) and long cable full-size cans for my commute.

 

The two models that appeal to me the most are the MEElectronics HT-21 and the Bowers & Wilkins P3. I've read about as much as I could find on both models (including the 107 shootout), and I'm aware of the substantial price difference, but am willing to spring for the P3 if they are worth the cost differential (I actually think I'd like the Senn HD25-1's the best from the shootout, but, they aren't foldable thus I've eliminated them).

 

What I'm looking for is to get as close as I can on the road to my home setup. There I listen to jazz/classical through Grado SR80i and funk/rock/electronic through Ultrasone HFI-780 (powered w/ Komplete Audio 6 & Objective 2). I love the sonic qualities of that setup, and wish I could just sit there all day and listen to music. But because I spend a lot of time commuting by foot and train, I'd like to have a very portable headphone, with no amp, that can approximate my sound at home.

 

If any of you can direct me in either direction with these headphones, or convince me to look elsewhere I'd appreciate it.

 

Oh, one last thing that I feel is a bit underlooked in some of the reviews is long-term comfort wear (8hrs+) without overheating the ear. The initial impression of comfort when one puts on a pair of headphones isn't always a good indication of that. So please only recommend headphones that do not make the ear sweat after an hour, even at the expense of sound leakage, if need be.

 

Thanks very much.