AT M50: liked the sound of these the best. I like the punchy bass and the v shape response didn't bother me much. The issue I found was the clamp strength was too high. I felt discomfort in my jaw as well as noticeable heat in my ears after only 5 minutes of use.
Krk kns 6400: liked the clarity and soundstage. Seemed like everything was super accurate. Bass was a bit weak for me though.
Shure 440: I thought these had the best balance, but I think these lacked a lot of detail that I heard from the Krk
Ideally I was hoping for suggestions on a set that is close to sounding like the m50s but with less clamping strength. I have a pretty small head so I was surprised at how uncomfortable they were. Or am I completely missing something by being noob and don't know that there is a way to mess with the tensile strength?
I'm using these just for listening during long trips so I was looking for suggestions that don't require an amp, are comfortable enough to fall asleep with, and Portable (I love the detachable cables!). Also, I'd like to stay under the $150 range. I was directed here by a friend when I told him I was looking into buying a pair of over the ear headphones since I'm going to start traveling a lot soon, so I apologize if I am not giving enough/pertinent information. I tried my best to read over the beginner guides and stuff before posting and visiting Guitar Center.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Dubear - 1/4/14 at 10:17pm