My genres are mostly from top iTunes (pop, hip-hop, R&B) but I also like classical, alternative, rock, and others.
What I'm looking for is:
- Some bass emphasis but not too much of a V-shaped sound
- Easily driven (no amp)
- Open/Closed are both fine
Honestly, I think the ATH-M50 is pretty fitting for my requirements. But I'm hearing so much negativity around them and how there are much better options. I'm curious to know what these options are
The 840's have a mid bass hump, but that is often not enough extra bass for those who like bass heavy genres. The other side of the coin is that the recessed mids of the M50 is bad for classical and not good for vocals and guitars in rock, etc.
The 840's are the best single closed can choice. The bright and bassy Ultrasone HiFi 780 are another good option.