Originally Posted by Tom22
lol thanks for the reply. i'm not looking for better than double the price.
i mean in terms of disregarding the price. how do they stack up. just sonically speaking. i've been using on ears for a while now and i like the comfort of the over ears of the momentums but if the pads on the the onkyos are good i might switch back ( over ears are just soo much more comfy)
YES to the memory foam! or sell them separately, the change in connectors would be nice too
but i would really love it if they make a circumaural.
maybe i should just wait. i love the design on the onkyos, i'm sure they will continue that throughout the line =) cross fingers a circumaural comes out soon. i'm definitely gonna snap up a pair
Oh, you're looking to pick these up? I could definitely vouch for them; my review pretty much does nothing but gush about the sound. The midbass could see a bit of improvement. I think it might just be me, but I found that with some vocals, the instruments took precedence, and I attribute that to vocalists with deeper voices. Which explains why Radiohead songs don't really have the issue. Otherwise, I would characterize the headphones as nothing but neutral with the faintest hint of warmth. But even to someone who can't stand a warm sound signature, I would recommend them because they're far closer to neutral. Treble is never harsh; there's no sibilance. That said, being closed headphones, the highs aren't going to be the greatest. I find that the enclosure has a lot to do with the airiness and separation in headphones.
Comfort is where the headphones will turn off a few people. If you don't like on-ears, then I'm disappointed to inform you that they are not the most comfortable on-ears. That said, I never really had a problem wearing them for an extended commute. Even when I took them off, I didn't feel particularly relieved. Believe me, I'm someone who takes comfort very seriously and those headphones only slightly disappoint.
Anyway, I wouldn't hold my breath for Onkyo to release a circumaural. I see it happening, but I think we'd all have to tell Onkyo to make it happen. Also, if they don't use memory foam in their hypothetical circumaural, I would be incredibly sad. Bowers & Wilkins did that with the P7 and I found it absurd that they would charge $400 for a headphone that doesn't even have memory foam pads. That said, there are some advantages to using other material besides memory foam.
Edited by Dragonzeanse - 7/2/14 at 9:23pm