- Feb 26, 2013
Hmm, I'm now also heavily considering Senneheiser HD439, since you can get them for $35. Would these be a good option, especially if I did the mod?
I'd take the Tascam MX2 over the HD439. And they're cheaper. They're both in the same ballpark though and have their own minor positives and negatives that someone might prefer.
I don't see if you mentioned whether a leaking open headphone is ok or not. That's important. If leaking is fine, and you're not a basshead, then imo the decision is easy, and you get a SHP9500 for $50-ish, or maybe a Superlux or Takstar 2050.
If sound leaking is bad for your environment, the choice is even easier since lower-end closed headphones are more alike.