What sounds good Head-fi'ers?
I've had my Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO for about 2 years now, and as much as I love them, having them amplified with my Matrix M-Stage amplifier (OPA627AP) and M-Stage DAC is allowing me to re-appreciate the simplicities of living without dedicated headphone audio..
Sound has completely changed. Before, the lack of amplification made the sound appear somewhat blurred and balanced, when compared to my new pairing; bass slams effortlessly and in abundance - I'm in love with how fun it sounds! Hip-hop and electronic genres with excessive use of synth make the long resonating hums of bass and mid-bass so apparent and constantly powerful I find it hard to take the headphones off, it's mesmerizing.
However, It's becoming more apparent how dark these headphones are. Mids and especially highs appear crackly and scratchy, as if with proper amplification the headphones fail to reproduce an accurate sound at higher frequencies. It's difficult to pinpoint the exact issue, but on occasion (with the right music), the sound can be perfectly acceptable at these frequencies - It's when bass frequencies become more predominant in the piece of music, the mids and highs become apparently inadequate.
Although I do love the impact of the DT 770, I wish the mids and highs could be as easily respected for their own attributes. I'm a fan of circumaural headphones, and I am yet to try an open design, with that said, what goals could head-fi'ers set toward a high-performance solution with deep bass, detailed mids and highs?
Headphones I've considered are the HiFiMan HE-400, Aude'ze LCD-2, and the Denon AH-D5000 & AH-D7000 (though perhaps I should stop with closed headphones). I believe these models are renown for a similar signature, and was hoping someone who is familiar with these headphones can make some comparative suggestions.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by JosephsART - 8/28/12 at 4:20am