Last weekend I picked up a pair of Sennheiser hd558 on impulse since I stumbled across them in a physical store 50% off regular price. They're great headphones and I remembered why I prefer open cans to all other options. Got inspired and crazy so I also ordered the Q701's (which are really great BTW, picked them up yesterday). So now I'm wondering if any of you have seen or heard of some hidden gems open headphones from lesser known Chinese producers that might be worth checking out. I'm not looking for the regulars (Takstar, Somic etc) but something higher up the ladder with sq competing with the likes of hd600, q701, sr325is etc.
I haven't heard them, but the Soundmagic HP200s seem worth considering. Then of course there are the HE-400s, which Razordog has b-stock on sale for a really good price. These are probably obvious choices, though.
Be careful, though. My teenage son is now starting to get picky about headphones and electronics. My fault Now I have to support his habit and mine! LOL