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So the K545s (thanks again dweaver) are also in house...the backlog begins to grow. So Monster DNA on-ears, beyerdynamic T51p, Music Fidelity MF-100 and AKG K545s. If it weren't for this really bad cold (and head cold) plus the Raptor playoff game tonight I would be starting now instead of procrastinating until tomorrow. I'll report back with some impressions...

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I read through the entire OP, and it was very constructive. I would however, appreciate a personalized recommendation. I've been mainly looking at the Momentums, as well as the KEF's. They are within my price range, and are portable as well. I listen to mainly reggae, pop, a lot of acoustic music. I do need headphones for outdoor use, so they need decent isolation. Although, (I know it is awful for my ears) but, I listen to music rather loud. Which, may at the end of the day, factor in for some noise isolation. On that note, however, they cannot leak a serious amount, because I use them in quiet rooms, where other people may be. Comfort is important to me as well, because until I scrounge enough cash to get a designated home pair of headphones, I will be using these for that pupose as well. Of course sound, I do not yet have a decided favorite sound signature, so I am, and continue to be open to most. I don't like bass very much. I would almost say I'm a treble head (not really) I just really appreciate crispness and airiness. So technically I like bass as well, as long as it is controlled. So in short I am looking for the ultimate portable headphone. Thanks.
Edited by halfinfinity - Today at 2:59 am
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IMO Momentum does not suit your need at all! Sorry... Look into the PSB M4U1 as they suit your needs extremely well or PSB M4U2 if you need extra isolation

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I read through the entire OP, and it was very constructive. I would however, appreciate a personalized recommendation. I've been mainly looking at the Momentums, as well as the KEF's. They are within my price range, and are portable as well. I listen to mainly reggae, pop, a lot of acoustic music. I do need headphones for outdoor use, so they need decent isolation. Although, (I know it is awful for my ears) but, I listen to music rather loud. Which, may at the end of the day, factor in for some noise isolation. On that note, however, they cannot leak a serious amount, because I use them in quiet rooms, where other people may be. Comfort is important to me as well, because until I scrounge enough cash to get a designated home pair of headphones, I will be using these for that pupose as well. Of course sound, I do not yet have a decided favorite sound signature, so I am, and continue to be open to most. I don't like bass very much. I would almost say I'm a treble head (not really) I just really appreciate crispness and airiness. So technically I like bass as well, as long as it is controlled. So in short I am looking for the ultimate portable headphone. Thanks.

 

 

The Kef M500 sound perfect for you. As a native NYer their lack of isolation has been overblown imo. They are fine on the subway (especially if you play it rather loud like you say). On top of that they are one of the most comfortable headphones I've tried and I've been through like 15 headphones in 2014 alone lol. The only thing i'll say is that they are very revealing. If your song mp3/flac sounds like crap you can certainly tell.

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