Sad story...I was out of town for work, and found a great price on some Ultrasone HFI 780's, so I had them shipped to the hotel in California. I received them on Friday and immediately plugged them into my ipod/e7 combo where they stayed, burning in for the last 72 hrs. I put them on my head today and wanted to cry.
I purchased these after doing a bunch of reading here about "fun" headphones. I read numerous posts about how the 780's were a great phone for rock, pop and similar genres. I was willing to put up with a bit of discomfort for a good audio experience.
These cans are NOT fun for my ears. There is no mid range. It's all punchy bass, very recessed mids and harsh tinny highs. Again...i so wanted to love these.
So I currently own some dt990's which i love, some dt770's which i like and these Ultrasones which i hate. I also own a cheap $50 pair of sony MDR EX71-SLA IEMs which sound 10 times better than the ultrasones. I've already printed the return label and will be shipping them out tomorrow :(.
So can anyone here recommend something i will love based on my likes and dislikes so far? I listen to a very wide variety of genres, ranging from bluegrass to classical to pop to metal and others. I like bass when the song calls for it, but not boomy, beats or bose type bass. I guess i'm done trying to find a great set of closed cans better than my 770's.
Does grado or Sennheiser have anything that you think i may like? My range is about $350 or less and i am amping with any one of 3 amps. I have an e7/e9 combo, Bellari ha540 and a millet hybrid starving student.