Hey, folks. Finally found a reason to register. :)
The plastic on the hinges of my Brainwavz HM5 started to crack recently, and after trying numerous solutions -- from duct tape to epoxy -- I'm about ready to move on. As a last resort, I contacted the headphone manufacturer about ordering a replacement part, but I'm not optimistic.
Anyway, point is, I'm thinking about new headphones. I like the features that my Brainwavz HM5 offered: great sound quality; closed, over-ear design; decent isolation; decent soundstage; neutral; affordable.
But since the unit fell apart after just 15 months, I won't be buying another pair.
I'm willing to spend $200-$250 on something new, with a similar set of features. The SoundMAGIC HP100 is a strong contender, but I'd like to hear about other suggestions. :)
I can spend more money if you know about something incredible that meets my specifications.