So I've been doing non-stop searching to some avail, but definitely not enough input, especially with something so specific. I've done some asking around and have put off starting this thread. But alas... I enjoy my HJEs more than any of my cans so far and this is really important to me as I feel as though I'm closer to finding my perfect sound. It's amazing I got these for $110 when I feel these should be worth more for what they bring compared to other headphones (I would say iems too but I haven't tried other iems since I never considered myself an iem person). And so I wonder, if I spend a little more, will I get a better and even more natural sound?
So far, I've found a couple of cans that have come close to the sound sig a bit - M80s and Denon D1000s.
But I crave the clarity/resolution, imaging, impact and the natural timbre of my HJEs and would like to hear it in other cans, since now I know this sound sig is what I'm after more than anything. The bass, mids and treble are spot on for me. I put these on last night after not wearing them for over a month and was still blown away with how natural everything sounded, from the guitars to drums to vocals (it felt like I'm not listening to speakers providing that sound, but as close to real as it possibly gets - chillin with Norah Jones). It sounded open (possibly due to the vents) and clear with great soundstage and imaging. I have no complaints with this iem - I just want other cans that sound like this or have as natural a timbre as these have.
Another thing is that the HJEs are so versatile with genre. A must. They're fun and very detailed/refined at the same time. Love that. My perfect kind of sound. Authentic and very musical.
So I'm very open with suggestions: from closed/open cans to even more isolating iems with natural timbre/great imaging/good balance and extension across the frequency. I'm not going to put down a price range because I'm very interested in whatever suggestions come my way but I'm open to all honest price ranges. My last request is to please only post here if you've had some time with the HJE900, as I'm looking for that specific sound.
Some headphones that have crossed my mind: DX000 series (I'm not sure if I would like an overly warm sound so maybe the D2000s may be more my cup of tea - but of course I have no idea since I haven't had a chance to try a pair yet) and Senn HD600/650.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and for any and all suggestions.
Edited by roma101 - 2/2/12 at 6:30pm