> The HD800s are what you want, Sen desgned these headphones for people like you. People that that love the 650 love it for how it portrays midrange, for this to occur the treble must not mask it and needs to be shelved somewhat - there is no way around this.
Well to my ears good treble has a great effect on midrange. The SRH940 upper mids are better than the HD650s because of the treble. You have to realize that all instruments/voices have a lot of overtones that contribute very much to the sound. While the HD650 is great with any frequency within normal singing range, the slight lack of the really higher overtones allows this lack to make its way into upper mids.
That said, as a "treble happy listener" as you put it, I still really like the HD650. The DT880 is a "treble happy" headphone, yet why is it I'm not a fan of its treble? Because IMO the HD650 treble is better quality than the DT880, despite being recessed.
This reinforces how good the HD650 all-around IMO. The problem with the SRH940 is its bass and lower mids aren't in the same league as the HD650 which is why the HD650 is my main headphone that I use 95% of the time. Still, people give the SRH940 less credit than it deserves in terms of its treble, but that's not a discussion for this thread.
Anyway... I probably won't be buying an HD800 any time particularly soon, but it's on my list I guess.
Edited by ac500 - 12/20/11 at 9:04am