I've recently purchased and returned the Beyer DT990 Pros. While they sounded nice for a lot of the music I listen to, the highs were unbearable for most pop music to me. Also, TV sounded strangely distant and FPS gaming sounded a little hollow (primarily concerning gunshots and such).
I'm thinking now that what I'm looking for is a mostly neutral pair without a deficient bass. I don't want bass to be too overpowering, but a weak bass (I've heard the AKG K701 suffer from this) would be a deal-breaker.
Still, I'm not mixing or monitoring so I don't want a signature so flat that it's boring; I just don't want the bass or highs to overpower the mids (or vice-versa).
Also, a wide soundstage would be preferable for positional audio in gaming.
The DT990s felt a little "far off" sometimes. I think I prefer a more "up front" sound.
My A500s have served me well in the past, but I don't think I want a completely closed pair this time unless it fits all of the above criteria. I want the fidelity of an open pair or a semi-open pair.
So to sum up:
Used for TV/Music/Gaming/Movies
Up-front sound (not distant or far off sounding)
Great (fun?) sound signature without throwing away fidelity (not totally flat, but without accentuated highs as in the DT990s)
Open or semi-open (maybe closed if it fits what I'm looking for)
Good build quality
I am currently considering the Denon D2000s, but unsure whether I should just go ahead and pick them up. Thanks in advance.