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i need something closed and relatively cheap for commuting and traveling, and i was recently looking at IEMs like the shure E2C and the sony 7506/v6. i dont really like how the senn 280s are so big. anyways, i happend upon AT's US line, which includes the ATH-M30s. they're the perfect price, but the problem is they don't fold like the V6s. could these phones be portable at all? also, how do they sound in comparison to the V6s? i want something relatively easy to listen to, for studying in the library, trying to get some rest on planes/buses, etc.
 
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i need something closed and relatively cheap for commuting and traveling, and i was recently looking at IEMs like the shure E2C and the sony 7506/v6. i dont really like how the senn 280s are so big. anyways, i happend upon AT's US line, which includes the ATH-M30s. they're the perfect price, but the problem is they don't fold like the V6s. could these phones be portable at all? also, how do they sound in comparison to the V6s? i want something relatively easy to listen to, for studying in the library, trying to get some rest on planes/buses, etc.


Have you decided against the Panasonic RP-HJE50 or e2c completely? They're still going to give you better isolation than full-sized cans, and are the most portable.

I doubt the ATH-M30s are as small as say, PX200s. Then they'd only be portable if you can toss them into a backpack or leave them around your neck. Btw, have you considered the PX200s?
 
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i have not completely ruled out earbuds and IEMs, but i do not care for them much. i do not find them very comfortable (even with foamies), and there seems to be a raging debate on the sound quality of some of the lower priced ones. as for portability, i have a satchel that i usually carry around. i just dont want something too large, like the big senns and beyers. the phones just have to be somewhat portable and be easy to drive from the ipod. i actually have not heard the px200s. maybe i'll just settle for the hd201s. How do those compare to say, the V6s, M30, and HD280? i know they probably won't come close, but hey, i'm a student on a budget, and the $18 price tag is mighty appealing. by the way, what happend to the tool on headroom that let you chart and compare multiple headphones in terms of isolation, impedence, etc?
 
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There are some that prefer the sound of MD33s or EX81 over Shure e2/e2c. It's still relative to the user's listening preferences. Personally, I think I prefer my Panasonics for rock over my Shures and Sonys.
 
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