Hi, I'm having to think about replacing my beloved Goldring DR 150 phones as even with half a roll of tape round the headband they're getting floppy again (cracked and broken side pieces, standard goldring fault).
I've been reading on here and at the moment am considering AKG K701, K702, Q701 or Phillips Fidelio X1.
I have 3 requirements for the replacements,
1. Sound like an improved version of the Goldrings (soundstage could be bigger but I love the balanced sound of the Goldring)
2. Preferably velour earpads as I find anything else can be a bit sweaty in the summer.
3. Single sided cable preferred (looked at Hifiman HE300 as a possible but it's dual cable and out of stock at the only place that was selling it for £199)
Comfort for long sessions is important as well. Price must be below £200.
Any suggestions as to which if the above would suit me best. I'm open to alternatives as well as long as they fit my criteria.
Actually, I've just swapped to my Panasonic RP-HTX7 so that I can strip the Goldrings down and see what I can do with them. This has made me realise that something of a cross between the DR150 and RP-HTX7 would be the sound I'm looking for. Love the bass and treble on the RP-HTX7 bit I prefer the mids on the DR150.
Edited by Zephead - 2/1/14 at 6:40am