Beyers had too much sibilance (at 10khz) for me, also they made my head go hot and felt too uncomfortable.
Shures were better in every aspect to me - nice mids, almost no sibilance and they are verrry comfy.
what i don't like is their big roll-off in highs after about 14khz, the sense of "veil" in sound and pretty small soundstage.
yep, i know that their nice sides are built on their "flaws". but i'd like to try something of higher tier.
Denons don't have the roll-off in the treble (D5000 have a slight emphasis, D7000 can get a bit excessive) and have a much bigger sense of space. Mids can get overshadowed sometimes by bass & treble and they leak some if you listen at high volumes in a quiet room. But overall I like them more than SRH840, which I like a lot. I find that my Ultrasones get everything right (deep bass, gorgeous mids, extended highs, spacious and detailed soundstage, no leakage), but those are ED8 and I haven't heard the others.
edit: or you could just wait for the SRH940
Edited by eucariote - 4/15/11 at 6:18am