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.
Beyerdynamic’s answer to higher-priced ultraportables from AKG and Sennheiser, the DTX 300 p is a competent performer with a surprisingly reasonable price tag.
The Superlux HD668B is an incredible performer for those who put resolution and clarity above all else.
The Fischer Audio FA-004 was designed as a fun and easy-going consumer can and not a studio monitor, and it serves the purpose well.
The P30 commands a moderate price premium over Soundmagic’s older models but does so for a reason – it is built better, more isolating, more comfortable, and significantly better-sounding than either the P10 or P20.
Neutral, extremely clear, reasonably balanced, and surprisingly accurate, the HD428 is a very good mid-range headphone that extends Sennheiser’s already-formidable presence in the price tier.