Alright, haven't posted in quite a while.
I'm looking for some input; I'm searching for "the one" - one pair of cans to replace everything.
Basically what I want it to do:
- Be a K701 with more isolation* and bass (changing nothing else)
- Be a KH-K1000 with more soundstage and detail (changing nothing else)
- Be a super-duper HD580 (the HD580 sits "between" the above, and does neither side perfectly as a result)
From what I've been able to piece together, the Victor DX 1000 is probably that headphone, but I'm interested in getting some input on the DX1000 vs the K701 (or K1000, but I realize this one is somewhat more obscure). I'm also interested in what kind of difference there is between the DX1000 and DX700 (which is about half the price of the 1000). I've also found that the ATH-W5000 comes back in terms of what I'm looking for, but I've read some fairly polarizing views (some reviews, like the 6moons review, would lead me to believe that it will be "the one;" others lead me to believe I'll hate it). Any others I should look at? (W1000X? T5? T70?)
* The isolation here doesn't need to be world-numbing, but a bit more rejection of ambient noise over the K701s or HD580s would be nice; the KH-K1000's are more than isolated enough, some more common examples of "good enough" in that regard would include the Denon D2000 and Bose AE2 (bloody microphonic though).
Edited by obobskivich - 10/22/11 at 4:08pm