Today I was listening to a Beyer T70P through my Leckerton UHA-6S.MKii and I really liked it...but...there were a couple of things that could make it perfect.
First of all what I liked about it:
- Very comfortable. Truly circumaural (I can fit my dumbos under it)
- Nice depth and soundstage. Sounds like an open-back - breathy, open, and non-fatiguing - without everyone around me thinking the same (closed back isolation is a plus in my books).
- Very pleasant, balanced mids.
- Extremely clear highs.
- Decent bass detail.
- Super-dee-duper-ly easy to power.
What would make it better (in my books):
- More low and sub bass without sacrificing punch and articulation.
- A little less on the crystal-shattering highs.
- A tiny bit more punch and sweetness in low-mid/mid range.
Is there anything out there that can satisfy all of these positives plus my additional requests?
If so, can it be done for under $800?
Does anybody have any experience with the ATH-W5000? The Buyer's Guide says the lows are "punchy and accurate without overextending" however other reviewers have found the bass lacking and recommend it for music favouring 250kHz+up. On the Audio Technica website someone suggests the ATH-W1000x for anyone looking for a more balanced sound (than the W5000). Can anyone comment on this? I only mention AT because I am somewhat familiar and fond with the sound having had M50s.
Are there any other good options? Please let me know.
Thanks for your consideration.
The W5000 has been panned by both Tyll and here:
Don't pay $800 (or anything near it) for a can as colored as the something like the M50. Get the neutral HE 500 or pay a little more and get the darker LCD-2. In either case you'll need an amp with a decent amount of power. Pay less and get the HD 650.