Has anyone been able to listen to both of these, other than joker? Looking for more opinions comparing these two 'phones (dynamics, bass/mid/treble response, isolation, etc). I had the A161s but they have somehow disappeared along with my Walkman. Now I have a new Clip Zip and need new headphones for them. I liked the A161, especially the isolation, but would be willing to check out something else, perhaps with a bit more dynamics and/or soundstage, and the JVCs are in the same price range and have also gotten some great reviews. I mostly listen to rock ("indie" rock, hard rock, etc.).
How is the isolation of the JVCs? Also, Joker mentioned a somewhat recessed midrange. Has anyone else found that to be the case?
Please note that I need decent isolation due to using them on the subway so anything without decent isolation is a non-starter.
Any help is appreciated!