I'm ready to actually build a decent desktop setup. I intend to build both of those this summer (at the very least, an amp) before school starts up again and I lose my life to senior design.
I've finally decided that I want something more relaxed for post-rock/post-metal and I really want something that shows the atmosphere and grandeur the band is trying to create. I also want it to sound like the band is playing in front of me. For example I want to fear the fallout when I listen to Through Silver in Blood by Neurosis, I want to feel the waves on Isis's Oceanic. Most importantly though, I do not want these elements to be over pronounced, I want them all to be delicate. I also listen to some faster music like Converge but I think I'll get another set of headphones for them eventually, unless you guys can suggest something fast enough and covers both ends of the spectrums.
I really like the HD 600s for a number of reasons, also they do no have the bass that I was looking for, but it was pretty close. It was an extremely cohesive and that's was a liked about it. The HD 600 just seems right and while I didn't like it immediately, I can see myself loving this headphone after some time.
I briefly auditioned the grado line up to the 225i and didn't really like them too much, there were some little problems that bothered me with each one, mostly in the bass area. I found it was too over emphasized and started to take away from my music.
I added the previous sections to preempt the "HD 600 aren't good for rock" and "you should look into grados" comments.
Sennheiser HD 600
DIY amp pairings would also help. Headphones should be >$500 but as usual, I'm not bound to this range, it just means some more saving and even more sighing.
I've added these to the list for various reasons:
Fischer Audio FA-003
Fischer Audio FA-011
Hi-fi man HE-4
And was wondering if you guys have any opinions on how they match with the metal.
Edited by krtzer - 6/14/11 at 11:00pm