The Koss Pro DJ100 is a solid mid-range headphone that scores points for build and sound quality but loses out heavily on portability.
Unlike the lower-end DN-HP500, the Denon DN-HP700 faces some very fierce competition in its size and price class, namely from the venerable Audio-Technica ATH-M50.
AKG’s consumer-class K430 ‘mini’ headphone stays true to its name, impressing first and foremost with the convenience of its form factor.
The combination of smooth but heavy bass and recessed but crisp midrange and treble of the Sony XB700 makes for an exiting and enjoyable sound signature.
Despite its age, the Sony MDR-V6 really is a headphone that does very little wrong for the asking price. It is well-built, comfortable, and isolating enough to compete with the best ‘modern’ studio and DJ headphones.
Audio-Technica’s midrange SQ5 portable may not be as striking to behold as the mirror-polished ATH-ES7 but gains points back easily when it comes to comfort and isolation.
The Pioneer SE-MJ5 may yield to pricier full-size DJ cans in build quality, comfort, and isolation but for the asking price its sound is surprisingly enjoyable.
The Ultrasone HFI-15G remains a competent all-around performer despite its age and simplistic design.
From the very first listen, it is clear that Sennheiser didn’t risk messing with the established PX-series formula when updating the PX100.