There just shouldn't be an emphasis in the upper midrange. It's positively grating .
The Koss ESP950 is in that price range, and there are people who prefer that over even the HD800 and HE500/HE6.
Im about to get them on loan, and from what I've been reading, they seem to be the it cans for that price range, even coming with it's own amp.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/21/13 at 1:17pm