Trying to figure out some monitor cans for making electronic music. I already have the universally acclaimed ATH-M50's and am looking for another for a second reference, and...well, just to enjoy having two.
Since my M50s are closed, I was thinking maybe I should look at some open ones?
1) Are open headphones better/worse/same for monitoring?
2) My frontrunners are :
-AKG K701, K702 or Q701
-Sony MDR 7506 / 7509
-Beyerdynamic 770/990 Pro. I'm a little confused by the Ohmage variants, though. Are the Pro ranges different from the regulars?
-Senn 600s. I've heard these are more 'neutral' than the 650s, thus better for monitoring.
Any advice to offer? I have a good sense of each of the brand's quirks and subtleties, but not much between in terms of how the models vary. e.g. the difference between the 7506 and 7509, or between the 770 and 990.
Any suggestions would be most welcome.
Can't comment on a lot of your post, but I can point this out: the DT770s are closed headphones while the 990s are open. I've read somewhere that the 990s have the most recessed mids of the DT line, but I could be mistaken.