I'm curious to find out what folks here consider the best closed cans currently on the market? That's not including discontinued and crazy-expensive closed headphones, such as the Sony R10s.
As a side note, here's my current situation:
I have some Denon AH-D7000s and I'm generally happy with them. Of course the urge to upgrade has raised it's head after a period of time, and I'm wondering if I can do better in terms of overall clarity, balance, and extension (I realize that's also dependent upon having a quality DAC and amp). I listen to all types of music. I'm thinking I could turn them into LA7000s, although that would run me in over $800 on mods alone, and I'm not sure if it's worth it. I'm also thinking about trying out some Ultrasone Edition 8s which of lot of respected Head-Fiers use as their *only* pair of closed cans. What sonic strengths do they have over the (stock) 7000s?
I'm ruling out open cans, as I share a work studio with my wife. I listen to headphones all day long and the sound of my HE-5LEs drive her nuts. When loud, they sound like low volume speakers to bystanders!
Edited by 1974 - 3/29/11 at 11:01am