I returned my AT M50s. The highs were just far too exaggerated without enough mids for my taste. I understand how some people might like them, but I really couldn't enjoy the experience.
I currently have DT770s that I am using. I like them unamped from my MacBook and iPod, and really like them when they are hooked up to my amp to listen to vinyl. That being said, I started looking at some AKG K240s. How do these compare to the DT770s aside from being more efficient when unamped? Comfort is a major concern for me, but so is sound. Like I said, I really disliked the sound from the M50s, and found them to be rather uncomfortable.
I need something more balanced, which I feel like the DT770s are. They have crisp highs, but not so crisp and exaggerated that it hurts my ears. I listen to a lot of acoustic music, but do like grunge, general rock, and occasionally rap. Having good seperation is crucial as well as having clear vocals. I will be running the cans unamped unless I am at home, so they should be able to be driven by a MacBook or iPod until I can afford to buy a portable amp. It would be nice to save $100 if the AKGs are comparable to the DT770s. Thanks in advance for the help!