Don't even get me started on one of my favorite companies, Sennheiser. Top notch personal audio, the best. They invented the most high end headphones to date, the Sennheiser Orpheus. Retailing at $16,000, only 300 were ever (and will ever be) produced. Claims were made that it's comparable to a $20,000 loudspeaker setup. pure headphone bliss.
|The Orpheus setup in its glory|
I'm talking about the HD555's, the most cost-effective pair of phones in the audiophile line of their headphones. By cost effective, I mean the MSRP is still at about $170, but the audio is so well worth it.
|These 555's remind me of MY 555's!|
As for the sound? Beautiful. Using it with a decent soundcard, my Sennheisers outperform every piece of audio hardware I own (except maybe my car, those speakers are killer). Light, touching treble, and broad, assertive bass, and a finely balanced mid. They just sound super duper.
So guys, what kind of headphones do you rock? Please don't say Skullcandy.