Originally Posted by RyouMakoto
Well, I actually have a rather flexible budget. But I guess the best estimate would be $500-$1000
Warm and forward as in warm yet aggressive sounding headphones
hd650 all the way.
i tested hifimans, they all sounded veiled in some ways, hd800 and ultrasone signature dj are not warm at all.
other kings of soundstage are in general not warm, as being warm and having a big soundstage kind of contradicts itself.
lcd-3, or lcd-2 could be great, but they do not have a very wide soundstage.
Also, about soundstage i wanted to say that we are all intrepreting soundstage wrong. there are 3 different things we name soundstage.
First, if sounds can come from any place around you, like a ball around you, the soundstage is at the max wide as possible
second, there is a depth of soundstage, but it is defined much more by the separation between instruments, so most of us take soundstage and separation as one thing
third, there is this thing where a v or u shaped sound, with mids pushed back, or airy treble is named soundstage.
hifiman he560 - good amount of soundstage, but thick, warm sound, in the final separation is almost not present at all, instruments to not identify as unique existences
my advice to anyone seeking advice is to go and listen for yourself. while i can recommend he560, hd650, and lcd2 and lcd3, if you do not listen with your ears, you will never know what fits you well.. all of them are warm, have a decent soundstage, but all of them are kind if not all the way laid back. it is not a bad thing, the sound is extremely enjoyable.