Originally Posted by DavidMahler
...but the soundstage is weaker than both the 650s and the K701s.
What do you mean by this? I know when I auditioned my 880s vs the HD 600s, the Beyers' soundstage was noticeably wider and more realistic to me.
I get what you're saying about emotion though. To me, the 880s sound real, and that's what gives me an emotional response. As if I were listening to a live performance. The 600 was too colored to my ears (read: too much mid-bass and attenuated highs) to sound "real" so I couldn't let myself go as much. I was aware I was listening to headphones.
But if the 650s get you there, more power to ya. Subjectivity is not a bad thing when it only concerns you.
Originally Posted by wae5
All of these are great classical phones but the ones I like the best because they're the most comfortable are K501s with K701 pads.
Could you expand on this? I've heard about this before and it intrigued me. How do they (K501 + 701 pads) compare with the K701, or better the DT 880 if you've heard that?