I want to buy the Beats Solo HD because they are comfortable, isolate well, easy to transport, have a mic, and they look good. The reasons I do not want to buy them are the price ($199) and the sound quality. I do not mind spending $200 on a headphone but I would like to know that my money is not being completely wasted. Do you guys here at Head-Fi and all of your infinite wisdom have any other headphones that will give me good isolation, comfort, decent sound quality, folds up to a compact size for transport, with a microphone in a sleek looking on-ear design for under $200? As of right now my "Pro" list out weighs my "Con" list in my opinion. My main use for the Beats Solo HD will be watching movies from my Ipad, playing Battlefield 3 on my PC, I will also use them on my 24 hour airplane ride to China.
I own the V-Moda m80s but I am returning them because they do not isolate well at all and are not comfortable. I also owned the Brainwavz HM5 and I found them not to isolate well and uncomfortable. I also have owned Audiotechnica AD700s and I know these are an open can but I did not like there lack of bass. My favorite pair of headphones are my Turtle Beach x11. But these are not portable so that why I am looking at the Beats Solo HD. I am also not interested in IEMs and noise cancelling headphones are also not an option because they give me headaches
Thank You very much to all who post their 2 cents.
P.S. I realize alot of posts may include hate for the Beats but thats ohk I will read your comments with an open mind