In case anyone cares, after trying many, many phones (R10s included -- bass lights, now sold),
these are my favorites that I use all the time, in no particular order (as they all have their strengths, and I honestly love them all for their natural tonality and total lack of fatigue almost all the time):
Hifiman HE500s (great bass, staging, depth, layering, sweet but extended highs, heals bad recordings turning cotton into gold).
Stax 009s (great detail, texture, best on well-recorded non-digitally-abrasive non-glary CDs, using Stax 007t/ii amp).
Fostex TH900s (Dynamics, excitement, great with over-emphasized-upper-midrange CDs, great upper-bass and brings power and life to weak-sounding CDs).
ATH W3000ANVs (Natural rounded vocals full-sized with wonderful texture and feel, not boring, well integrated bass and highs ,
some comfort issues but solved about 80%).
Audeze LCD3s (Deep resonant bass, feeling of power and depth, realistic placement of vocals and instruments front to back).
Honorable Mention: HD800 (sometimes abrasive in the upper mids/highs), Denon D7000s (need to be careful to avoid CDs with too much bass or glare,
otherwise nice, don't really use, will probably sell),
LCD2 Rev2 (some glare in upper mids while highs are shelved down, don't use really).
Grado RS1s (use for TV only or casual listening; super comfortable and light with flat pads) ;
Sold (or planning to sell) because I don't like them to varying degrees:
Senn HD600s, HD650s; Beyer T1s,880s, 990s; Grado PS1000s, GS1000s, JVC-DX1000s; ATH W5000s; Audeze LCD2 Rev1s; Ultrasone Ed.8s;
Stax SR007s first version (mainly for comfort problems), Stax Lambdas (also comfort problems).
What do you mean by "glare" exactly? Also you could add a note about amplifiers you have used in order to assess those phones...
Also, honoring TH900 rather boomy signature with highly shelved mids and highs over near-to-neutral LCD2 or HD800? Interesting point of view. Also, the bass with D7000 is not stronger than with TH900... There is a resonance somewhere in the area of 100 - 150 Hz but that's all - and the resonance in reality is quite enjoyable, it makes the bass sound more exciting.
(there is a measurement of 2012 version of D7000 but I've got my pair at the end of 2011 and the sound was still a lot more identical to the older measurement)
Edited by MHOE - 11/16/12 at 10:09am