So I've been bitten by the headfi upgrade-itis bug after nearly a 6-7+ year hiatus... and wow has this place changed in a lot of ways.
One things still kind of the same though is that the "ear speaker" kind of design still remains relatively high end. When I was last active here I had considered the K1000 and Qualia the epitome of that extreme-open kind of design. Sony had the MDR-F1 at about that time (a can that I always thought was under-appreciated on HF)... but thats pretty much it at the affordable end of the spectrum. And to my surprise many here still find the K701 to have the broadest sound stage image in this price range.
So are there any ~$300 ear-speaker, extreme-open headphone designs today in 2013? Has it been tried / failed in my absence?
Sony has the MA900 with 70mm (!!) drivers thats got my attention, and might make for an interesting shootout with the K701.
Edited by kramer5150 - 1/16/13 at 5:04pm