I just got my Ultrasone HFI-580s and I'm not impressed.
I previously had the Beyer DT990s and I was equally not impressed.
I have the Ultrasone PRO 900s on the way and if those don't impress me, what will?
I am an Avid EQ freak and have pushed the lower frequencies in headphones to their very limits, and what I'm about to say will blow most of your guy's minds, but with VERY hardcore EQ Tweaking I am able to get more/harder/louder/punding bass out of a pair of ATH-A700s than either of those two cans above. When doing that I am halfway impressed. The ATH in that respect produce great bass, but the rest of the SQ isn't on par with Beyer and Ultrasone. I'm looking for the best of both worlds.
I will try the XB-700s just for kicks, so lets pretend those have the bass us bassheads are looking for, what would be the audiophile equivalent, since I don't expect those to be up to par in the rest of the spectrum.
I'm starting to maybe comprehend what I'm looking for I can't get in a headphone. I desire the "club effect" where the bass pounds your soul and you are surrounded with crystal, liquid, sparkly mids and highs and it tingles your spine.
Am I just looking at all the wrong headphones? The DAC/AMPs I have tested with are a Fiio E9, AUNE, and Xonar Essence. I have an Audio-GD FUN on the way.
No this is not a troll thread. This is for all you bassheads out there.
Edited by WaveRider69 - 9/7/11 at 1:00pm