It is very difficult now to consider which new headphone to buy, haha. Every headphone out there has at least as many people discrediting them as people praising them. Gotta either find a seller with a fantastic return policy, or somehow audition them, or just buy recklessly and consider a dud purchase to "at least be part of the collection," even if it ends up closeted.
I must not have researched the D5000s well enough when I grabbed them last year; the only negative press I ever encountered on them was that the bass was wild and untamed. To my imagination, the idea of "wild and untamed" just sounded cool, like an old western movie outlaw anti-hero. Luckily, what I received when I finally got the D5000 in my hands was honestly quite impressive and I adore them to this day, but I'd love to get some fresh air in my ears now that I've become very familiar with my D5000.
Currently, I am considering either the SA5000, W5000, ATH-A2000X, ATH-W1000X, Audeze LCD-2; but every single one of them have some very vocal opposition who say some very concerning things about their perceived flaws!
Goodness, it's almost as if I have to make up my own mind for once , and just take a shot and go for something, anything at all, just so I can get something new!