Good afternoon fellow Head-Fi’ers. So, here is my dilemma…
After reading a ludicrous amount of threads on here (No really, it was getting quite ridiculous) I finally bit the bullet and went for a pair of Ultrasone Pro 900’s. Received them a few days ago and have been burning them in since. (They’ve had around 100 hours so far) While I LOVE the sound they give for certain types of electronic music, I find the lack of mids a real problem. I like their bass, but wouldn’t necessarily call myself a bass-head. I just like to feel that it’s there, if that makes sense. I’ve come to the conclusion that their sound signature isn’t going to change drastically, even with more burn in time, so that’s why I’m thinking it might be best to return them while I still can.
My music taste is pretty varied, I listen to a lot of electronic and a fair amount of ambient stuff (Bonobo, Flying Lotus, Mount Kimbie) Along with hip-hop, I also love post-rock, acoustic (Andy Mckee, Justin King) Also love me some alternative-rock (Radiohead, Brand New etc) I‘ve just started producing electronic music in Ableton live, so I’m thinking more of a neutral, flat response would be best. Although, my auditory pleasure comes first in this, production second. Whether my mixes will translate to monitors is just a bonus, not a necessity.
How would the Beyerdynamic DT880’s compare? Currently have a Fiio E11 amp (Could be exchanged if there was a better pairing for the recommended cans) I was looking at the 32 and 250 ohm versions, but again, not sure which one to go for. I will mainly be using them with my Macbook and Fiio E11. Occasionally bringing them on the train with an iPod/iPad.
I can quite easily return the Pro 900’s to Amazon, but I’m really just stuck as to which headphones to get. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Denon AHD-2000’s. While I’d love the D5000’S, unfortunately my budget just can’t allow it. I’m really at the top end of my budget and looking to spend around £300 ($466)
Any other recommendations?
Without babbling on too much, I’m looking for a closed set of headphones (Or semi-open, like the Beyers) with a nice amount of bass, more mids than the Pro 900’s and a sparkly, but not so harsh treble. Minimal sound leakage would be a plus, but not a deal breaker.
Also, they don’t have to be Beyers, I’m willing to try anything, as long as it stays within my budget.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by tigersinacage - 7/11/12 at 1:55pm