Master & Dynamic MW07
Potentially the most expensive entry on the list as well considering that Louis Vuitton sells a reskinned version of these for $1,000, the MW07 is the epitome of the consumerist sound signature. The extreme V-shape appeals to the average shopper who asks “do you have something with bass?” the moment they walk into an electronics store, offering an exciting sound saturated with both low end thump and high end sparkle.
There are still many, many problems with the MW07 that I won’t go into details with but shall summarise: bass that bleeds extremely easily into the midrange, unnervingly recessed vocals, splashy (read: unnatural) treble, piss-poor staging and just a general bastardisation of any source track you throw at it. That said I’m still not as “offended” by the MW07 as with the E8; it at least sounds okay but you can do so much better for $300. For $200. For $100.
You know what, maybe your money is better spent elsewhere.