Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD
I just heard the midrange is a bit laid-back which isn't to my taste, in a Signature DJ vs Fostex TH-600 comparison, the Signature DJs were even said to be slightly more forward sounding and that headphone is also said to be a very slightly bit recessed in the midrange by general concensus which makes me worried how TH-600 is. Maybe it isn't a problem for you like it probably isn't for majority amount of people as people tend to like a minor V-shape pretty often but for those people who like a more intimate/in-your-face midrange it may be a prob though.
What I'm trying to say is that for most people it's enough that the mids sounds clear (which they do with emphasized highs) but I personally want up-front sounding mids (the feeling of the vocalist just standing next to me) which I wouldn't expect to get in TH-600.
Another thing that can be a problem is isolation, these doesn't isolate well from outside noise. Lack of isolation and midrange laid-backness is probably the most noteworthy aspects that may not be good things to everyone. Most other things it probably does handle well though. :)
I agree with everything you said. The mids are a little laid back but moreso they are thinner sounding than other cans in comparison. My Orthos and even my HD600 has a much more thicker and lush mid in comparison, but once the TH600 is on your head for a while you actually forget all that. But if you reall need to be standing in the front row next to the singer, then the TH600 isn't going to give that to you. Its also got a massive soundstage which isn't going to help with that either.
My main genre of music is EDM which I think the TH600 is made for, I have my other cans if I need to listen to other genres like rock and jazz. Isolation isn't an issue if you change over to HM5 pads, it makes a real difference to the comfort and isolation. I think it also improves the bass and brings forward the mids but closes the soundstage slightly.
I would still recommend these for bass centric music, they are the cans which give me the biggest goosebumps. Sorry, but I was just enjoying myself so much yesterday whilst walking to the train station I had to tell you guys with a pic.