Originally Posted by zeni
I'm also looking for a pair $50 and under like chronoaug. If anyone has any experience with the Sennheiser PX100
is there much sound quality difference due to open/closed designs?
The PMX100 (same thing, but with earclips and a behind-the-head headband) are my current go-to workout headphones. I bought the PMX200's, too, but returned them because they were awful.
I'm not sure they sound better than the Kosses, but they are more durable. Actually, I'm pretty sure the KSC-75's with the hard plastic earclips from the old (and should have never been discontinued) KSC-35 are better overall. But I used to go though a pair of the Kosses (KSC-35, KSC-50, then KSC-75) about once a year. The Senns have lasted three so far.
Originally Posted by AnGeLiCbOrIs
SI highly recommend the Denon AH-D1000 or AH-D1001 (same headphones D1001 includes a pouch). They have a wonderful and well rounded sound quality that won't cause fatigue after prolonged listening. They are also very very comfortable. They are also unique in that they let some outside noise in (so you can hear someone calling you) but they don't leak noise. They can be purchased on ebay for about $75 after cash back.
If they sound anything like my library cans, the Denon AH-D2000's, then that's a solid rec.
Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
I got to compare the Grado 80s to the Senn 580s on a live recording session this weekend, switching out the phones during the performance. My team recorded Philippe Quint, a rising violin star with a live to 2 track recording at Emory. The Grados had the more accurate, more open midrange. The Senns had good LF during the one piano accomanied piece but the mids were not as detailed.
Just proving that you can't hear again. But I'll agree, the Schwartz Center is an amazing-sounding hall. Probably the best in the city, until the new symphony hall behind the King & Spalding building opens, at least.