Let me start with exactly what I want to get out of this thread: I'm looking for a pair of headphones that are comfortable, open, circumaural, deep and solid bass, comparable SQ to my Senn 595s, and perhaps a little more forward and engaging sound.
I have owned the Sennheiser 595s for about a year now and really do love almost everything about them...everything but the lack of full and rich bass. I probably would be content even today if I had not purchased a pair of Sony mdr-v6 from a friend. I put on the beyerdynamic earpads on the Sony's and they sound and feel fantastic! The bass on the Sony's are much deeper, and the music feels more engaging to me over the Senns, but I still crave for the Senns clarity and accuracy. I'm no expert, so hopefully my description is understood.
The Sony's were half the price, yet sometimes I feel that they provide more than the Senns can produce...and it's always in the bass department. Now, they are a closed design, and perhaps that contributes to that, but the way I feel is the way I feel, right?
So what I'm asking about is a headphone that may blend the best of both worlds for me. I would prefer an open design with a strong representation of bass. I'm not asking for bass-heavy...but if you've ever heard the Senn 595s you would know that the bass is underwhelming.
An example of what might work for me is the beyerdynamic 880s or Senn 600? I would like to test these out but I don't know where to go in my area.