Building on the perspectives of this thread and people's consensus...
I'd also like people's recommendations for an open (preferable) can with shimmery highs, great vocal intelligibility (this is a big one), and impedance over 200 ohms.
I also like liquid mids and very tight bass, but am willing to sacrifice those (and maybe even the open requirement) for these above.
Price under $350.
If you know of something that is under 200 ohms and/or closed or semi-open that can do shimmer, vocal intelligibility, taught bass, and what you'd consider liquid midrange, then you might as well mention it, too. But I'd prefer the versatility of a higher ohm can for use with the Emu 0204 in addition to a near-zero-ohm amp like the E7 or a 4556 cmoy.
Edited by Reticuli2 - 10/11/11 at 10:31am