I've now got the EHP-O2D and I have to say its a very good combo but I think I don't really like all the music anymore. There is really zero hiss. Recording hiss is there if its in the recording. There is some minor fatigue going on and harshy sounds. Also in electro music I dislike the flabbery mid-bass stuff sometimes. Its just so sharp that the sound becomes too unnatural (heh, electro as it is). Over half my music is now total scheiSSe bc of fail quality. I haven't tested if I can hear a difference between 320 and flac but on some recordings I think I would. I think there really isn't any difference in some recordings due to that there really isn't any (or very very little) information above the 320 mark. Anything below 320 is listenable but clearly lower quality. Also the recordings are bad sometimes regardless of bitrate quality. I think what I've read about these phones is now coming a reality for me. If the recording is full in sound then I hear it like that but if its dull, then you hear that. I sometimes wish for some mellowing to smooth out some things as these are very very articulate and sharp. Its like you can hear just what is in the recording, nothing more, nothing less. I can totally understand why these are not for everyone. Don't get me wrong here, personally I love them as they are. They are, for me, the perfect headphones, minor setbacks included. I just need to update more of my music library. :D
I think I'm getting into dubsteb etc music making sometime in the future and have no fears of these not working for it. The bass is very nice. I haven't tested them out of my guitar amp yet, but am tempted to try it out.
I've been listening to music differently now and what I've got out from it was that I just don't like some sounds and music that much. I try to feel it. Is this nice, is it comfortable? And several times its not, which bugs me. Some music just sounds slightly uncomfortable. Its like the music doesn't sound the way I want it to. Maybe I'm expecting something that isn't possible.
Still haven't done anything with the headband. I think I will ask someone what they can do to it and go from there.
Do you have any dubstep/electro to suggest? Where to get it? I really want some high quality electro stuff.