Originally Posted by JCRG
Personal choice, and as for the recomendations, I've read all around the internet that Koss is stuck in the 80s, and haven't really progressed much tech-wise, that combined with the fact that I don't have an amp, nor money to buy one (all the moneys are going to the cans :P) doesn't make Koss a very appealing brand to me atm. I'll still look into them in detail to see what can I find, thanks.
And if I can say, I don't personally look for something boomy, that's why the ATH-M50 is not on my list, I want something really analytical, it's something that I enjoy while listening music, to analyse it.
Whatever you've been reading is wrong then
- firstly, in the whole "newer is better you need more "tech" to be good" mythos (it's bunk with speakers - not much has changed since the 1940s), and secondly in the criticisms of Koss. The DJ100 are a fantastic candidate for what you want, and do not require an amplifier. None of the cans I suggested are boomy, per request. I couldn't stand the M50 either (I really think we probably have similar tastes - hence why I'm steering you away from extremely cold cans; I kind of "get" what you're looking for, but analytical, detailed, and natural does not have to mean cold, and cold is very fatiguing over time).
The A900X are also a fine choice, assuming they will fit your head. I think you'd be happy with either honestly. As far as the pricing, I've seen them between $220 and $299 at Best Buy, it seems seasonal.Edited by obobskivich - 1/7/13 at 12:43am