First of all, here's my review of the D7000:
My search continues. Although the D7000 is a fine pair of headphones, but subjectively, I don't think it's the one that my journey for my "just right" headphone ends on. Here are my main issues with each of my top-three headphones I own:
-Excellent bass--it's balanced, neutral, authoritative, with that rare sub-bass presence which sounds like a subwoofer.
-Extremely comfortable to wear
-Classy looks (though I don't care about looks)
-Very smooth and clear, with excellent resolution
-The treble is a bit sharp on some material
-The mids are recessed
-Very balanced and non-fatiguing. No ear-bleeding sibilance.
-Very smooth and pleasant
-Quite neutral/flat except for the extreme lows and highs.
-Very comfortable to wear
-Sub-bass extension not prominent enough. Rolled off after 35~40Hz or so.
-Very pleasant and non-fatiguing. No ear-bleeding sibilance.
-Surprisingly neutral and flat.
-Very nice bass. Sub-bass prominence/extension is very good--almost as good as the D7000 but a tiny bit less articulate.
-Amazing price vs. performance ratio.One of the greatest bang for the buck headphones ever.
-The treble is a slightly metallic, as if a narrow band of frequencies were EQ'd to get the clarity. It's not too big of a deal since it doesn't really annoy or anything--just something you notice sometimes.
-Overall clarity and resolution could be a bit more refined, but for the price it's really quite amazing. The fact it is even considered when comparing to headphones that costs many times time is a testament to its quality and value.
So What am I looking for? Ideally, something as smooth and non-fatiguing as the HD650/M50, with the well-controlled and authoritative bass performance of the D7000/M50, the liquid and smooth mids of the HD650, and very comfortable to wear. Any suggestions? Please only make suggestions if you actually have heard these headphones and agree with my assessment of them. Otherwise it's just crossing signals and not very helpful.