First things first. This is my first post here so sorry for any errors in my thread/title. I really like this forum, and have learned quite a bit just reading around so thanks for that. Please let me know if you need additional clarification on anything here.
Ok so here is the deal. Last night I traded my old car subs/amp/cap for a pair of AH-D400s and a Rockstar cooler. These cans were brand new so I figured it was a pretty good deal as I hadn't heard much bad about them. Here are a list of my complaints with them and I would like some suggestions for a different pair.
1) Closed construction. I don't like not being able to hear anything around me so looking for some open headphones.
2) [b]FAR[/b] too bass heavy, I don't know if it's because of being closed or what, but I feel like the bass drowns out all the rest of the music.
3) These are made for iPhone/iPod/iPad and I am getting a new phone in 3 weeks that will be android so I will lose the use of the controls on them. I also don't particularly like having the controls as I usually just use the volume controls on my phone. So prefer no controls on them as I feel they get in the way.
4) Cushions seem very stiff. I know this is personal preference, but to give you some idea of what I like I had a pair of HD555s that I think were amazing and felt fantastic on my ears.
This is my list of stuff. Please help me decide.
I am currently leaning towards HD598s, but my only fear is that I will get them super dirty because of the ivory coloring on them. I love the colors, but I'm just scared they will show every bit of dirt on them.
I also would like to get a low impedance pair of cans for now as these will be my traveling cans and will be used mainly with a phone. I would prefer to not have to get an amp for them as that is just one more thing I would have to bring with me and I don't feel like carrying a backpack everywhere.