im lookin at some portable isolating cans, since mx500s are inaudible at safe listening levels on windy streets or in subway like vehicles. so, im lookin at canalphones. i guess on the market are the ex71s, shure e2 and e3, and ety er6 and er4-p. i will not have an amp and it will be powered by a dell dj.
comfort wise, im sure all are about the same level, but ive got pretty small ears/head. i listen to almost exclusively rock/alternative/acoustic. ive got ms-1s if that tells u anything. e5s are a bit pricey and out of the range, and the e3s and er4s are relly pushing it. wat will i gain from the more expensive ones over the cheaper ex71, e2, or er6?
I've never heard Ety's, but from the various threads I've read, they have quite a strong following -- and their following is with people who know headphones and know audio. I have E3c's, and I do like them a lot, but from what I've read, the Ety er4-p beats them hands down. But they ain't cheap. So, in my opinion, you should probably get either E2c's, E3c's or Ety er4-p's in that order, depending on your wallet. I'm not sure where the er6 fits into the group.