I'm looking for an upgrade to these headphones. I want:
1) Even better sound stage. I already think the 598s have an incredible sound stage but I'm looking for something EVEN better. For reference, I thought the Q701s had a somewhat unrealistic soundstage.
2) Neutral sound; I want to hear the recording as it was intended. However, I don't mind the bass to be SLIGHTLY emphasized. I always felt that headphones have to compensate for the way our body naturally takes in bass sound through our body cavities when music is heard live.
3) Clarity. If there is one thing I wanted from the 598s, it would be clarity.
Btw, just out of curiosity, how do these compare with the Denons and Beyerdynamics in terms of midrange and treble? What's the difference? I've heard these but never compared them side by side, which is obviously crucial in accurately observing the differences. I'm guessing the difference is clarity and timbre accuracy...