Originally Posted by Quinto
So AKG K712 or HD600 for classical symponies and chamber music, amps Grace m902 and Beresford Bushmaster...must be comfy enough for several
hours a day I'm in dubio..
What do you guys think??
I would go for the HD600. Even though I haven't heard the K712. I've have owned K701 twice and K702. It's the Senn's tonality that is leagues better than the AKG's.
The AKG's impress with the large soundstage, but this impression soon wears thin. I like the AKG's but I've always had the same problem. It's the peaks in the upper mids, this is unnatural to my ears. People have described the mids as 'plastiky' or 'nasal' and I'd agree. They need equalizing to fix them. Fix them to sound more natural. Even when they are equalized they still have a tendency to bring out the worst in a recording. This can be good for mixing purposes.. But not for pleasure.
The Senn's tonality is their greatest attribute. Instruments sound real.. The soundstage and imaging are great, nothing stretched or squashed. Very airy. Even with old classical recordings, the Senn's will replicate it with a little added warmth and air. Nothing ever sounds offensive.
For both classical and Jazz I'd recommend the Senn's. Just make sure you bend the metal on the headband otherwise you'll be waiting months for the vice grip to ease. After that they are a very comfortable headphone.
Oh, and I can testify that Mr Gould's Bach recordings sound very good with them! ;)