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The RS170 is sweaty but the 180 velour earpads fit them which improves this.

Doh! I have the AK120 Mk 1 here, confusion over! Astell and Kern have to add something 'future-like' I guess!

The balanced output is 3.5mm on the AK120, but I have seen references to a 2.5mm socket on the AK240 (which makes little sense). There could be a hint of snake oil with in-ear wearers 'enjoying'...

I have the RS170 and these sound pretty wide (you only stated wide 'sounding') - I have had to take them off on more than one occasion to check that particular sounds are real or not. You'll...

For your money you might do well to consider an amp with bass-boost - the Fiio E11 will do the job - it has a volume pot rather than digital controls, and a bass boost switch to give more kick....

The M50 might be a bit low in the midrange for rock - I've always liked the Custom One Pro but you might think differently. Have you noticed any sensitivity to high frequencies/treble? Or do you...

Look at the SoundMAGIC P30 or P21, Dale has done a review of the P21 - http://www.whathifi.com/forum/headphones-etc/soundmagic-p21-portable-ear-stereo-headphone-review

Hear hear to that! I had a listen to some Pandoras whilst lying down earlier this week and dribbled all down my chin. Fantastic.

My impressions of the HD700 are that you have the fairly typical Sennheiser sound, warm yet detailed, but with a bit of a  midrange bump there which gives a bit more punch. Very noticeable after...