Originally Posted by AzraelDarkangel
That's why I said they get "typecast" as basshead phones as opinions differ on the matter. It would certainly appear to have accentuated bass going by the frequency response curve as well as recessed mids. However, what is neutral and/or natural to someone varies alot depending on previous experience, amplification and source as well as the style of music and how it was recorded. For example I used to have Beyer DT880 pro 250 ohm. Many people would call it a bright headphone, but to me, coming from a Grado SR80, it sounded very neutral and smooth. Also going from a DT880 to an Ultrasone Pro 900, the Ultrasone would likely seem bass heavy. Although I don't have any opinions on how Ultrasone phones sound like as I've never heard any, nor can I listen to any without buying them.
I think it comes down to the type of bass that people are looking for. I personally use a subwoofer with my home system and I like what it adds to the music and the feel of the music. Many Audiophiles swear they'd never own a subwoofer because it makes the music "unnatural and bass heavy". On the other hand, there are hoardes of audiophiles who think subwoofer brings out the true frequencies that are often lost with stand alone speaker systems. I see the same division here. Some of the headphones people rave about sound "thin" to me, but to them they have "great Bass". I always tell people, if you have a subwoofer at home, you will like the Pro 900s, if you don't have or wouldn't want a sub at home then maybe it's not for you. To me a Basshead Phone is one that has exaggerated "one note" Bass. The Pro 900s are anything but.
ETA: Do you have access to Amazon.com? They have a very generous 30 day return policy. I bought the Pro 900s and the DT770s at the same time so I could compare. If you are very careful unpacking and repacking they have no problem with you sending them back. I'm not sure what they do with them after that but that's their policy.
Edited by bareyb - 2/11/13 at 6:05pm