Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl
i didn't find them very recessed. rather than recessed, i'd say just a little further away, but way better than any other bassy headphone i've heard. definitely not recessed like the the dt 770 pro.
but anyways, thanks!
the only problems i got with these so far is
1. they merciless slaughter lower bit-rate mp3s.
2. the highs can be a little harsh on some poorer recorded songs, but its not bad.
3. music sounds kinda off. sounds great on electronic, but everything else it sounds kinda off
Congrats! It's about time you bit the bullet!
I completely agree with everything you said, including the mids not being recessed. To my ear, they're the only bass-heavy can that is not overly warm with acceptable mids. The D2000 has some pretty well represented mids, but lack the excitement the PRO900 delivers in the top end.
That said, there are a couple of perceived frequency troughs in the mid-range--and one of them is right where Howard from Killswitch Engage's voice falls. That annoyed me. Otherwise, I sincerely lament leaving my beasts in the care of my wife when I headed back here.
The "off" sound is because you're used to other cans with a different tonal balance. You'll get used to it. I was the same way--I'd been playing with my woodied Grados for a couple of months when I got the 900s in, and it took a month or so for me to adjust.
Point in case, my wife had not heard any of my other mid-fi cans before I gave her the option to choose between the PRO900 or my woodied Grado 225i to keep. She played a handful of songs on the Grado and seemed mildly impressed. From the first note of the first song on the PRO900, she had a smile on her face, turned, and yelled at me "I LIKE THESE". She listens to a pretty eclectic selection of music--female pop, club-hop, acoustic, punk-ish rock, and whatever category artists like Muse fall into.