Can anyone help me comparing Goldring DR150, Sennheiser HD518 and HD558, and Brainwavz HM5 in term soundstage (I want an open, airy sound), and timbre? Which one is with less plastic coloration on the sound? I don't mind laid-back sound, although generally I prefer neutral (not too front not too laid back) sound.
Goldring DR150 is about USD110, Sennheiser HD518 is USD 150 (yeah, Sennheiser is very pricey on my place), HD558 is about USD200 (again, Sennheiser is overpriced locally) and Brainwavz HM5 is about USD140.
Read about Goldrings from here and I'm worried about the plastic colored sound. The Senn is said better, but the price is just too high. Dunno about the HM5, but they are closed right? So I'm worried about the soundstage and if the sound isn't airy enough...
Thanks a bunch for your help.
ps: tried Audio-Technica AD700 and didn't like them: too thin bass. Tried Grado SR60i and, again, too thin bass and too uncomfortable.
ps 2: sorry for the hassle, I'm bit picky because, well, money bit hard to earn here...
ps 3: I have Audio-Technica SJ33 for portable, and I want and full-sized headphone for home use. I'm kinda sick with closed sound.
Edited by jipan - 1/11/12 at 4:36am