Alright so I need some help from all of you. I am stuck between a bunch of headphones. I really have looking into all the Beyers including the 770, 880 and 990. I am leaning more towards the 880 and 990 for the open style. I am also looking at the HD 600 and HE-400. The decisions in purchasing a nice headphones $200 and more is so difficult especially when you can't even try them for yourself... For all of these I will be using a Modi/Magni combination. Anyone wana help out here?
Orthodynamics ( aka planar /isodynamics ) will more often than not trump a dynamic. Just simply the way the driver is designed and a few other reasons ( voice coil wobble and uneven cone throw,, orthos throw a flat wavefront vs , well yeah..un-flat lol- ,screwy impedance curves depending on equipment=ortho is totally flat impedance curve so no odd behaviour at certain frequencies because of that=ortho does not react like that ). not to mention the general characteristics of the sound which is generally between dynamics and stats, best of both worlds at times. If it were me I would not even consider a dynamic for many reasons, but I am biased as a member of the ortho mafia ( yeah have over 30 * cries silently *) If they are all similar or close in price I say He-400 no question. Pretty sure there are some easy pad mods for you on those.
4 billion posts in the HE-400 threads can''t be wrong.
As well there should be plenty of firsthand opinions on your exact combo with those.
sorry for blabbing guys figured I would get that all out in one sort-of concise post
Edited by nick n - 2/26/14 at 10:55pm