I have the denon d2000 and think they are great. But I’m looking for something with a larger soundstage with even better mids (more clear, detailed, transparent, and realistic).I don't really care about having less bass as I have good amps with good sources to cleanly boost the bass. I’m torn between the Sennheiser HD598 and the Audio Techinica ath-ad900. From what I’ve heard both have larger soundstages and are more clear/detailed/transparent in the mids but have less bass than the denon d2000. The HD598 has more bass and is a little more comfortable than the ad900 but its soundstage isn’t as large nor is it as detailed /transparent or as bright as the ad900.
If this is correct then explain
1. How much bigger the ad900s soundstage is is over the hd598 and in what ways (depth, width, or height)? If possible, can you rank the depth, height, and width on a scale of 1 to 10 in regards to the HD598, ad900, and denon d2000 or any two of the three phones (in case you haven’t heard all three).
2. How much better are the mids on the ad900 in comparison to the HD598 and how much better are the mids on the HD598 in comparison to the denon d2000 and in what ways? Please again rank the midranges from 1 to 10 in regards to these phones.
Many of you may suggest that the hd598 is probably the one to get (especially since I have good amps). But will this still be the case if I can achieve denon level bass and less brightness on the ad900 using very good sources and amps? Would the ad900 now be better than the hd598?