Originally Posted by SillyHoney
Beside wanting a "rock" headphone, I also want it to be a nice complement of my STAX. And AFAIK, DT880 is not a good choice for that.
Oh, Grado will be a great choice for that. Electrostats sound like they're the exact opposite of Grados. Stats are smooth, airy, soundstagey, and with no punch but super fast detail. Grados have next to no soundstage, very punchy, also fast, grainy or smooth as the song calls for it.
I'm dying to try a stat. I think the advantage the HF2 gives over the SR60i in soundstage just opened my eyes to the concept. I've never owned a headphone that does good soundstage. Classical sounds about 75% better on the HF2. Can't imagine what a more-than-half-adequate soundstage will do for it. Won't hold a candle to the Grados in rock though, I imagine!
Also, you guys got me listening to Led Zeppelin, and I need to go to sleep!