I was curious as to how different genres are affected by different qualities in headphones. I've read a lot in the past few days about bass, mids, highs. I don't know what this stuff means in terms of instrumentation.
The reason I ask is because I am considering buying a new set of headphones. I currently have HD-555 Sennheisers with the foam mod. I really like them, but they leak too much.I was looking at the Denon AH-D2000s as these are closed headphones. I hear they don't completely stop sound, but they're a lot quieter than the hd555s.
I have read more than once that the Denons may not be as good for jazz and classical instrumentation, and even some posts suggesting that my HD555s might be better even though I bought these for $100, 1/3rd the price of AH-D2000s. I don't want to waste my money.
I just want headphones that are more closed than the HD555s and sound good with jazz and classical music. I don't know what to look for in headphones with this criteria. I don't know what the HD555s classify as, so I have no frame of reference (are they relaxed or analytical or warm I have no idea. I just like how they sound but I don't even know if they're good).
I guess essentially my question is: If I'm looking for headphones that would sound great for jazz and classical mainly, am I looking for "strong treble highs", "mids", "lows", "soundstage", or an even balance of them all?
Thank you so much
Edited by compoopers - 2/9/12 at 6:51pm