Originally Posted by Argyris
Funny how some people say the DT880 doesn't work for certain genres, and yet one of my absolute favorite things about it is how good it sounds on everything to me. I don't really find that it excels at any one genre because it manages to deliver roughly equivalent performance across the gamut.
I can understand liking a particular sonic coloration for certain music. I have a pair of IEMs that, once I've EQ'ed out the shelved up bass and hyped lower treble (typical V-shaped curve), impart this delicious sound to vocals. But they don't sound very good at all with classical because the midrange coloration is obvious and they don't have enough treble extension. They're a different usage case than my full-sized headphones, so they're not directly comparable, but if I did have a full-sized headphone that sounded like that it wouldn't get very much use. I like to listen to stuff from both my classical and non-classical collections all in one session, and having to switch headphones depending on what I'm listening to would be annoying. I would much rather have one all-rounder that I can leave on regardless of what I decide to listen to next.
that's a good point too, although I don't mind switching up which can I use. All part of the fun for me, use the right tool for the jobb.
I like my Vocal Heavy Music to a little more intimate, my Reggae as transparent as possible, same with my classical jazz, I like my Edm HEAVILY colored, I like a little more bass than linear in my classical as well,
For example, the K550 does like EVERYTHING well, and to me it's a little boring. It's rather bland. the Dt 880 does many things good as well, but it is a tad bright and I enjoy that, yet that same bright tone imo takes away a little from rock music.
that said I do tend to own mostly neutral cans, Dt 880, k550 [HEAVILY MODDED] w1000x, but that said the itty bitty nuances in each does make different genres of music more enjoyable!