I realize there are a good chunk of threads comparing the Sony to the Sennheiser (and kind of leaning momentum between those two at the moment), but not with the two AT's which kind of intruiged me. Others that may edge these out, for my purposes, are of course also welcome to be mentioned. I wouldnt consider myself a real audiophile, more just someone who enjoys good sound, at best a noob audiophile. :)
Looking for a closed can that is a bit fun sounding, warm, dont mind some bass but also not too overpowering. Listen to quite a bit of different music, but mostly rock/metal genres. They'll also be used for movies/tv, and maybe some gaming. So looking for them to be quite all around.
Sources at the moment consists of a laptop and a nexus 4, Fiio E07k caught my eye.
When reading about the AT's it seems most seem to be very happy with them, someone even saying they're the cans to beat and they may not get the recognition they deserve since they more available in Asia than the rest of the world. They certainly seem fun sounding from the sound of it, but for rock/metal and fast paced music in general maybe they're not the best fit? Too bass heavy? I dont want some thin analytical sound, just concerned there may be too much bass. Also had a quick look at the ath-es700 as well, they're quite a bit cheaper than the above so not sure how well they'd stack up, but read quite a bit of good about their predecessor es7. I'm just quite curious overall how these AT's overall stack up against the usual suspects of fun sounding mid-range portable closed headphones.
Also interested in which is better value, prices available to me currently seems to be
(es700 €50-60 less than mdr-1r/ws99)
mdr-1r and ws99 about the same price
momentum an additional €50 or so
es10 an additional €50-60 from the momentums