Ezonics 5.1 USB -
- Got 'em from newegg a while back to use for my Laptop with shite onboard sound. I was incredibly impressed at the time and they held up very well after 3 years or so. They have tape on the cans since the plastic broke that held them to the head piece. Glue to hold the wires in since they had been pulled out quite a few times and tape to hold together the driver "case" halfway down the cord. Yeah they were abused, but damn they were good, or so i thought...
Sennheiser HD201 -
- Well for 20 bucks I didnt expect much, just something to replace my aging Ezonics and that I could use with my mp3 player. It had a 3.5mm jack and the Sennheiser name and was cheap, figured I'd give it a go. I was not too happy, the sound quality was poop. But they were damn cheap. Well, these went into my closet, my Ezonics got pulled out and I got some 10 buck Philip earbuds from CVS for my mp3 player.
Audiotechnica ATH A700 + Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro USB -
- My oh my, what an experience. I had the Ezonics out when I received my ATs to do a back to back comparison so I listened to the Ezonics first and then the ATs. The Ezonics went into my attic after 2 min of listenin to the 700s. With the TB Audio Adv Micro which is a bit like a mini amp, although it doesn't need it, it sounds glorious. I've never heard anything like these before. Even through my Zune music is just eargasmic. I now make sure the songs I get are 320kbs and nothing lower. I finally realized what "audiophiles" are talking about. I wanted a closed set of cans so the Senns were out of the question and I was thinking about getting a headset with a mic but so many people say that a good set of cans and a separate mic is the way to go, and Im so happy I did. Got the 700s for 99.00 shipped and if you could legally marry electronics, I would be faithful to the 700s forever, they make my ears very happy to be alive.