I love my HD580s, but on some types of music (metal and rock mainly, trance already sounds good in the HD580), they lack some excitement. I am looking for something to compliment them for these genres. I do not want huge amounts of bass, but something a little more than the HD580 and a very punchy sound. My browsing has lead me to these headphones and impressions:
- Denon AH-D2000/5000: I have set an EQ on my pc to simulate the sound of these, and it was my favorite. I would consider the 5000 if it was a good step ahead of the 2000. Only thing is the bass not the punchiest.
- Ultrasone Pro 900: Very punchy and strong, but I worry about recessed mids.
- Ultrasone HFI 780: Not as refined/detailed as the Pro 900, but not as bass heavy while still being punchy.
- Sennheiser HD650: I am looking for a lively headphone, so these are probably not it, but they do have more bass than the HD580/600 and I really like the frame design.
Shure SRH940: Good all-arounder, but maybe to analytical.
Beyerdynamic DT770/990: Do not know much about them, but maybe mids to recessed.
I appreciate opinions to help steer me in the right direction.
Edited by Crazy*Carl - 2/7/12 at 3:26pm