srry for reviving this thread but after reading this I'm still left with a question.
Now that you've had these cans for a longer period of time (assuming you still have them) would you say that the lack of mid-range get's better over time?
I've heard that these cans have a long burn-in time.
I'm asking this because I was almost ready to pick up a pair to use for drum & bass but if the mids are really as bad as you say they are then I'd better look for a different pair of cans.
Hi! No problem, I still have em so I can answer that question :)
Now that some time has passed (and I am now used to them a lot more) I would say they improved in many categories. The highs are much less metallic and a lot less fatiguing (still fatiguing though), the bass is still phenomenal and nice.
The midrange is still recessed, perhaps slightly less... To clarify, "recessed" means that it is there, but in the background so harder to focus on.
I think for bass and drums, they are good, although the bass in general carry a lot slightly more punch than the drums.
IMO its a good bass-heavy can, everybody should have one. Great for gaming and very exciting for music.
Now, in the future you can easily get a more neutral HP, should you want to, like I did (the Hifiman HE-6)
A review of the HE-6 is coming soon, so stay tuned (essential comparisons with Pro 900 included) !
To answer your question, I think you should give them a go. They cover the things you need from them + they will be with you for a long time :) (read reliable and durable)
You didnt mention the price you are getting them at though. 550 bucks (full price) is still a bit too much for these IMO. 400 would be much more viable :)
Hope this helps!
Edited by conquerator2 - 2/3/13 at 9:38am