not necessarily in order of hours used. I currently own all these models..
1)sony mdr ex1000====(hopelessly romantic, perfect for classical)
2)Yamaha EPH 100 SL====(delicious bass, sparkly highs)
3)beyerdynamic dt1350 ====(the pain ! the pain!)
4)audio-technica ath-a700====(big old blue just died, now ordering a new pair)
5)beyerdynamic xp3====(surprisingly good)
6) sony mdr mh1c====(bargain of the century)
Infinity places away....) apple earbods
Well than, the dampening does make a big difference imo. They do use the same drivers.
These are my cans list history
Grado SR80i's---->Grado SR225i-----> Grado RS1s------>AKG Q701---------->HD800.
Now I end up with HD800 and upgrade all equipment to build more fine system.
Got some vintage stax lambda signature this week.
it’s been a couple days but I think I like it more than the HE-500. :O
It’s a tough call for me.
1. Lambda Signature
3. Grado SR60
1. Senn IE800
2. Sony MDR 7550
Sure your not in that honeymoon period?
maaaaybe? I dunno, the more I listen to it, the more I like the increased sense of openness vs the HE-500. And the HE-500 does not sound closed or congested.
But I do like the heavier hitting HE-500 for some songs. But for most of the music I'm listening to now, the Lambda is coming out on top.
Loving my HD600s more and more for their comfort compared to my Audeze.
So head time:
2. LCD2.2 = Shure SE535 LTD
3. Shure SE535LTD
Here we go...
1. AKG K701 (perfect couple for the M Stage; lots of space, I can breath the music!!)
2. Sennheiser HD650 (the most musical HP I ever heard, sounds very well with any kind of music)
Creative Aurvana Live! (Cheap, very musical, easy to drive)
Superlux HD668B (moded with make up cotton disk over the driver grill) (super cheap, love it with rock, heavy and acustic music; it's my little grado kind off)
4. Sennhesier HD555@595 (my first proper Headphone....)