i think what i'm actually doing is fishing for someone who hears like me. maybe i see that expressing what i see as negative attributes is easier and more accurate way to cope with than things that are good as anyone can say that it's an awesome headphone because it has good soundstage and excellent bass.
after studying charts this morning i have compared three headphones in every way and think i have finally found my weakness.
I never had a problem with the he6 or t1 treble so its not the treble i have a problem with.
comparing the he-400 and the lcd-xc i noticed something in the raw frequency. there's a jump in both of them between 2k and 4k. maybe that's what i associated with "shouty".
as the jump isn't there on any other headphones and they are the only two i heard with this problem,
this raw frequency is what i have come to see as how the headphone images in a sense.
one thing however i noticed when doing these comparisons is that the d7000 mids seem to be more forward than the th900. is that something that see correctly?
the th-900 and 600 have pretty similar graphs except in a few such as the 500hz square and 50hz it seems the 900 has more control of the driver.
so if i go th900 im guessing i will like the tonality of it as you guys say it's musical, i will like the soundstage and imaging although i can't imagine it's as out of head as
a correctly amped he6, but the one thing i will be sacrificing in my list of wants is a more forward or balanced midrange.
i'm open to this idea as i have heard the new denon ah-d600. this headphone i much liked even though it really is not a very resolving headphone.
It has a similar frequency response as the fostex but it played a trick. because of its openness the lows, mids and highs all seemed to have
their own domain. lows were actually low or to the side, vocals where up in my head and highs seemed to come out from angles but none ever protruded one another.
even though the mids on the graph showed they where recessed they really didn't seem it.
is this what the fostex are like?