Originally Posted by MuppetFace
I haven't heard the 8.A yet, but others have commented that its presentation and balance remind them of the LCD-2 somewhat. May want to look into that further. Haven't heard the MG 6 Pro either unfortunately.
Seems like you're looking for a slight bass emphasis? Aside from the LCD-2, the D7000 may also be worth a consideration. Also the Signature Pro.
Thank you for reply!
I think what I'm looking for is a combination of largest soundstage possible + a solid bass foundation to support great mids and highs + the speed and resolution to not get muddied up with lots of different instruments playing at the same time.
I listen mostly to large-scale symphonic music [epic movie trailer music].
So, I'd like it to sound as grand, large, and powerful as possible, so I feel as close as possible to being in a large concert hall. [i know no headphone comes very close, but still]
From what I've read, it seems that the headphones usually recommended for classical music don't necessarily have strong bass, as if the thought is that classical doesn't need strong bass. But, the music I listen to requires a strong bass presence (i think classical also needs strong bass, actually strong everything). I don't want an artificial bass boost, i just want it to really kick out the bass [high quality] when the recording calls for it.
Also, from what I've gathered, it seems that there is typically a trade-off between size of soundstage and strength of bass response, based on if it's open or closed.
There are two headphones I've read about that seem to offer a good combination of both:
JVC DX1000 [is its soundstage as big as the best open phones?]
Beyerdynamic DT990 [do you have any thoughts about the soundstage on these?]
Regarding the Denon D7000, I've read mixed things about the size of its soundstage. A lot of positive impressions, but some that say it's rather small [maybe just compared to an open phone].
Regarding the LCD-2, from what I've read, it sounds totally like what I'm looking for, except I've read that it has a very small soundstage, most appropriate for intimate/small room music. So, i presume it wouldn't work great for large-scale concert hall symphonic works?
Is the Ultrasone Signature Pro closed? If so, does the S-Logic help with the size of the soundstage?