I was thinking about buying this can but I was wondering how it works for rock music? I don't only listen to rock I usually listen to everything but rock is my main genre. I'm worried that these might be a little too laid back for rock music, but I could be wrong. If anyone would like to help me with this I'd greatly appreciate it.
These sound good for most rock (classic, acoustic,etc.) I find them a little lacking with my current setup for more complex genres like metal or prog. I use a Nuforce HDP fed via USB through a macbook running audirvana +. I haven't tried better equipment to see how they respond though so YMMV.
I listen mostly to prog, symphonic and power metal, plus some classic rock and 80s hair metal, and I used the HD600 so much more than my SR225 so I sold it. It's a great all-rounder as I really love it for jazz and blues also. However some of that isn't all sound - as great as the Grados are with ACDC it was also the comfort that was problematic for me, but at least the earpads are cheaper.
Creepy, angsty black magic doll (with Eddie Vedder's old hairdo) from ex also approves.