I've been able to compare them to popular choices like Grado SR325i, ATH A900x, ATH AD900, ATH T500, ATH M50, Sennheiser 598, etc. I prefer the sound of the Pioneers.
Edited by CrystalT - 6/30/13 at 10:26pm
Sure, just don't do the following if you intend on returning the headphones:
1. From the headband mod above, you know that those two black tubes are really just metal bands within rubber tubes.
2. VERY gently BUT firmly bend the long sections of the upper tubes (the part above the junction boxes) to increase the clamping force.
Also, it should go without saying that all of the mods are at-your-own-risk fellas.
Which, let's be honest, are equally important (albeit for different reasons).
Lol, no I know. But it seems like there are going to be a few new owners in here shortly.
I'm desperately trying to come up with a justification for buying these, since of course I want them after reading all this. The best thing I can come up with so far is watching movies. As much as I love my current headphones, neither is really suited to this. An easy to drive, open headphone with prodigious bass extension seems like the ideal movie watching headphone to me.
Can anybody comment specifically on the midrange? I know Warren said that it's crisp and pichu mentioned that it compared favorably with that of the HD650, but since I've never actually heard one of those, I can only vaguely imagine. How does it sit in the balance? Also, I don't get on well with recessed upper mids (like on the M50), so the headphone will have to clear that hurdle for me if I'm going to consider them.