The newest model in Audio-Technica's popular Mx series of headphones majors on portability, ruggedness and comfort.
Choosing a pair of headphones can be a bit of a trial. Do you need closed-back or open-back? Moving-coil, planar magnetic, electrostatic? Black, or, well, black?
Another factor in play is how the phones should interface with your head. Most headphones intended for studio use are 'over-ear' types, with earcups that completely surround the ear, sitting flush against the skull. However, you can also buy 'on-ear' headphones with smaller, nearly circular earcups that are designed to rest directly against the outer ear. The classic design of this type is the Sennheiser HD25-II, famed for its ruggedness, portability and, above all, for the excellent isolation it delivers.
Pretenders to the HD25's crown have been few, but Audio-Technica are making a pitch for the...
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