- May 15, 2011
These are definitely worth the $200. Solid pair of reference cans without having to spend a fortune. My metal music is coming through crisp and clear, albeit slightly more treble happy than I'm normally accustomed to. You need to head into Planar or $500+ territory for better detail.
I can't leave well enough alone though, so I'll be converting them to balanced soon. I think that will really kick these up a notch and make the perfect "budget" balanced headphone for my Pulse Xfi.
Have you tried the HD800? So treble happy I had to sell them, detailed sure but I couldn't listen to metal with them at all.