Well, the last of the headphone motherload from China arrived yesterday (check earlier posts).
I gave all of them a quick listen. So far I'm really impressed with the Havi and Ostry offering. Both have tremendous detail and clarity. So far between the two I give the slight edge to the Havi IMHO.
I look forward to giving each of them a few days listen. I like to save the best for last.
I'm sadly disappointed in the Astrotec ax35. For 75 USD I was hoping for more. It's not bad, it's just not great, at least not to me. If anyone is interested at a discount on a pair PM me.
I'm going to be jamming the Sidy HK-1 for a few days first. So far I'm pleasantly surprised with these things. Rich and detailed. Awesome build (they put their money into the build and not the packaging). They look, feel, and sound much better than the 20 USD I paid for them. They sounded a little tinny and bright out of the box but that is disappearing as they burn in.
Seriously guys, these Sidy HK-1 are pretty darn good, and slick looking. If anyone has tried their pricier models please share your impressions. If the HK-1 sounds this good, I might have to try the dm2 or mr-1.
I'm done buying American audio products. The Asians got it going on. Peace out.