Likewise, comparing a bass heavy can to a midcentric can to me is just unfair. It's null and void. You can choose what kind of frequency curve you like, but it doesn't make the other curves inferior. Just DIFFERENT. Something you don't point out.
For immersion, the D7000 will win out in many instances over any neutral can I've ever heard. Likewise, when I'm playing competitively, a neutral can will always be favored over bass heavy cans. That's why I think two headphones of two different sound sigs are ideal. People can also just choose one very well balanced can that does everything well, but won't beat the best in the 'emphasized' headphones.
So for example for gaming:
Immersion: D7000, DT990
Competitive: AD700, K701, HD598
Balanced: DT880 (rear cue issues aside, slight mid recession), HE4 (slight mid recession), PC360
If this were for music purposes, I wouldn't for example pit the D7000 vs K701. There's just no way to compare them because they're too different. Only your own specific taste could say which you'd prefer. no way to say one is clearly better than the other.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/23/11 at 10:06pm