This may not be a popular question....but in my search for a more everyday transportable hp...the alpha seemed to fit the bill best for quality to price ratio...which isn't a surprise! My dilemma is that I've been offered a great price on a beyerdynamic T5p and so I'm tempted....so far I've not encountered anyone who has heard them both. Anyone had the pleasure?
The T5p is much easier to drive than the AD, and sounds better straight out of an iPod or MP3 player than the AD does. However, the AD is much more musical when powered by a decent portable amp, and has much better imaging.