I have recently bought a HM601 and I like the sound of the player. However, it does not seem to match well with my UE Triple Fi 10 reason being the highs seems to be a little too rolled off for my taste when matched with the HM601.
I also have the Denon AD1001 which does match better. I could hear more hi freq extension, the soundstage is more natural but I needed a closed headphone for outdoor use.
Tried the AT ESW9 with the HM601, the vocals became more intimate, music sounds a little slower but the soundstage and high freq are not as good as when match with the Denon.
Need some recommendations for a closed headphone below $250. I listen mostly to pop and vocal music.