hey, can you please compare with Philips 8900 headphones whenever you go out to reliance digital etc next?
I auditioned HD407 IIRC the model number, and I find them decent - but some of the parts were shrill - it could be the ipod, or 128 bit mp3 too.
Well taking Demo of Headphone without buying is really prob.(opening covers etc)
But I can say some thing about philips as before buying HD202 ,I auditioned that & Sony.(dont ask models,price 1200 around)
I found HD202 is better than them.nothing wrong with others,but Bass was lacking a bit & highs were little pointed.May burning-in may improve.
Phil.HP were very large & I felt loose on my ears.HD202 fits perfect(not large ears)
I will still recommend Blues-SLR812 Rs.150 HP,you may ignore me ,but SQ is best for entry level.
abt HD202,it goes very deep(60-Hz?) Doing that I felt midBass is not punchy.