I am looking for a pair of full sized headphones with the best midrange I can possibly get for a budget limit of $150 max.
I've read a ton of threads on this subject and have found out that the akg k501 is probably the best lower priced headphone for good mids, but all of the those threads are old and the headphones themselves are discontinued and impossible to find. Nobody on these forums really recommends anything else except the k271's, so are they pretty much the best in this price-range? After reading alot about them I've found out that the k271's don't have much bass, which I'm okay with unless it's significantly less bass than the ad700's that I used to own.
The sound sig that I like is first and foremost a good and forward midrange, at least some bass - not too much or too little, and with recessed/rolled off/softened/quieted highs. I really hated the highs on the ad700's and I hate sibilance.
The pair of headphones that I currently own are the Fischer FA-011's and am running them through a fiio e9 out of an asus xonar d1. The problem I have with those is that the midrange is nowhere near full enough, and they have sibilance/horribly fatiguing highs - which I hate. The bass on those is fine, but I'd accept less if the midrange was good; vocals and guitars are my favorite part of music and I only listen to rock/acoustic music.
One more thing, I hear that the grado/alessandro are good for rock, but they lack soundstage and have sharp highs. I'll be using these headphones multiplayer gaming too, so I'll need at least a decent or acceptable soundstage.
Can someone please help me find something with this criteria?
Edited by TwitchBladE - 7/30/11 at 6:04pm