All right head-fi'ers, I have made a decision. I wanted some input before pulling the trigger.
After thinking about what I wanted in my next pair of cans, I decided that I wanted more tight, controlled bass and a more aggressive sound signature. I thank those who recommended the Denon AH-D2000 and Beyer DT880/980. I was unable to audition the Beyers, but the D2000 did sound like a natural improvement over the M50 I am currently using.
But since I'm looking at bass and matching cans with electronica/trance/techno/house - I found a lot of praise for the Ultrasone HFI-580.
The HFI-580 looks very appealing and I found many first hand impressions of users who ran both the Ultrasone and ATH-M50.
Coming from the ATH-M50, will I be impressed by the HFI-580?
Dare I say it, but if the HFI-580 give me what I want - I may have fallen in to the dreaded ATH-M50 hype...
I love my M50's - I just want a bit more bass for other genres.