I've got a Pro 80 and have been enjoying it.
I also have a Samson SR850 which I enjoy for the bigger soundstage and airiness.
I'm considering getting the Hi-2050, but it doesn't sound like it is a very open for a semi-open can. Is that right?
So, I can spend $45 for HI-2050 or I can spend more for something significantly better. What would I need to get/spend for a significant improvement over the 2050? I'm looking for something semi-open to open.
Mainly listening to movie soundtracks, pop songs in the top 100, etc. I like a pretty wide range actually, but not into hard rock, techno, etc. - I'm no basshead, but do appreciate bass quality.
I guess you can try the Grado SR80.
What are you not liking about them?
I was actually using an adapter that brought the resistance to 75ohms.
Where I did try a resistor was with my speaker amp and across the red and black similar to this: http://www.head-fi.org/t/629352/lightbox/post/9416836/id/832967
That's on a unbalanced circuit. I wonder how this would work on a balanced cable... :\