I've looked at a few sennheiser models... Its hard to get a sense of relative audio quality outside of the models listed on headphone.com (with their frequency response charts), but the big thing is that the sennheiser models I've seen don't seem very portable. They generally seem to lack detachable cables and more importantly they're non-collapsible. This is the same concern I have with the beyerdynamic models I've read into.
Does anyone have a specific recommendation within my preferences?
- Relatively flat audio -- no overwhelming bass and good mids/highs
- ~$100-$200 price range
- Reasonably portable (so they don't get damaged or take up a lot of space in a backpack, for instance)
- Detachable cables are a plus (for versatility, durability, and portability)
Of what I've seen so far, the Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro 32 Ohm seem really nice, but they're kind of huge and not portable, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x and M40x have really versatile designs (swiveling, collapsing, detachable cables), but I wonder if the M50x are overkill and they're a bit expensive for what they add, and I can't find any word on the M40x's audio quality (and the impression I get is that Audio-Technica's stock earcups aren't very comfortable, though velvet aftermarket ones are available online)