02 for bargain beats
$149, akg.com Just $149 for a pair of superstar DJ “approved” headphones should get the alarm bells ringing, but Tiësto’s entry level AKGs are a triumph. They can’t compete with the Pioneers in a sonic battle of wits, but if you’re looking for smart cans with clean low frequencies, you won’t be disappointed.
Admittedly, the 40mm drivers aren’t especially spacious, but for a dance orientated design they are adept at bringing out the detail in all musical genres. There’s no in-line remote and the snug fit, while aiding noise isolation, can feel overly restrictive, but the K67s are still well worth a shout out. T3 Says Club sound; reduced entrance fee