I have some HD598s that I just got for use at work, and they sound great, much better than my HD555s, but they leak too much for my office mate. I didn't think they'd bother her, but they are apparently too loud.
I listen to mainly acoustic stuff, some rock, daft punk, lots of other random stuff.
I don't like super boomy bass. I think the bass on the HD598 is pretty good. (same on the HE500.)
I'm running lossless files out of an iPhone with an e11 amp.
I've looked at the shure 940s, M50, DT1330, HD25s, and some other stuff, but nothing seems to stand out. People seem to have things they like and hate about each one, and nothing is jumping out at me that says "Hey! Pick me for ___X___ reason!"
I'd prefer if they were circumaural, I don't really like ear pads.( The HD25s look intriguing, but I don't know how comfortable they can be for hours on end... I had some P5's for about a day and a half, and they were pretty horrible, both in sound and comfort. I like clear miss, tight, accurate bass, and want my vocals to sound nice and clear.
Thoughts based on what I like and don't' like?
edit: I'd also like to mention that I would prefer if they were available on Amazon. (gift cards) and I'm not really into modding things, and don't get along to well with IEM's.
edit2: Super forgetful. I've tried DT770 and it clamps WAY to much. The AKG 550 or whatever, didn't clamp enough, and the AT2000 doesn't fit right... its weird. I like the sound from a 225i, but my brother-in-law took them to FL. (leaks too much anyway.)
Edited by schaaf - 6/26/12 at 8:14pm