A few (months?) ago, I purchased a pair of Audiotechnica ATH-AD9000 headphones
A quick rundown of the specs;
Made in Japan. Macro Suede earpads. Light weight.
Frequency response: 5-35k
Price: 400 AUD
They bring out all the compression artefacting in your MP3s. Be prepared to use actual CDs to listen to music.
So, these are freaking expensive cans. And yes, the do deliver the goods. If you ever get a nice pair of headphones, check these artists out:Radiohead
That's right, Radiohead. They have many layers upon layers within their music. There are sounds and imaging that you wont have picked up on speakers. They really made OK ComputerTori Amos
Whoever the recording engineer was for Amos' albums, he did an excellent job. The vocals are really well seperated from the instrumentals. If you crack open one of the files as a wav in an audio editor, you can see the track hasn't been mixed 'hot' - that is, had limiters, filters and EQs applied to it so it FULLY SICK MEGA BASS…