Wow they really sound that good with metal and rock? I was kinda worried as these seem to be perfect for me with the clarity and soundstage but my fear was the lack in rock-department. Have you amped them? Do you think it would be a good option for adding bass?
Can't wait to get my Q701 and amp which will arrive 2 weeks later[ ;( ]. :D I'm coming from K501 so I'm not expecting anything spectacular in the improvement-section but still expecting something awesome. I will let you know once I get 'em!
These headphones are gonna work well with any genre. I think its quite misleading to say that headphones don't work well with a particular genre because of some particular trait. It's more so about what YOU want your headphones to sound like. I only say this because the bulk of my music is hip-hop and any headphone without big bass its described around here as "not for hip hop", which is wrong. I want my music to be true to source, so i went with these Q701's and a transparent amp i knew could drive them well. If i'm in the mood for a bass heavy sound, i switch headphones... I'd say the second most music in my collection is Metal/Nu-Metal/Rock, so i agree that these headphones sound great with those genres aswell.
Sorry to vent, i just feel like alot of opinions can be judgemental based on your music taste, rather then the type of sound you're looking for.