1. Audeze LCD-X
2. Sennheiser HD800
3. NAD Visio HP50
1. JH Audio Custom Roxannes
2. Sennheiser IE800
3. Shure SE535 with Sensaphonic Custom Earmold
I did a significant re-shuffling recently and would now rank them like this:
1. HiFiMan HE-560
2. Sennheiser HD600
3. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro
4. Ultimate Ears 4 Pro
5. V-MODA XS
6. V-MODA M-80
7. Etymotic hf5
8. Sennheiser HD 239
Where did the Oppo PM-3 go?
1) Beyerdynamic T1 - My Go to phone right now. Incredible imaging and detail.
2) Fostex TH-600 - Fun bass and fantastic for metal music.
3) Mr. Speakers Alpha Dogs - Excellent isolation and good with harsh recordings.
The three compliment each other very well.
3. DT 990 Pro
4. T50RP MK3
All of these are very genre dependent; however, I feel that the Q701 is the best all-around. Oddly enough, even though I don't love the sound of the T50RP MK3 (it's still very good), I find myself listening to it longer than the others when I'm actually using it. There's just something about the sound that feels a little unnatural--like each of the instruments were recorded separately, and a composite recording was produced. Despite this, it manages to do a lot of things right, making it very difficult to put down.
An equalizer might change the order slightly. The DT 990 Pro might actually be Number 1 if EQ'd (sorry, purists), but I generally don't bother messing with it. I assume that tubes might have a similar effect. At the moment, I run everything through a O2/ODAC.