So, quite a weird list I have here with three completely different headphones.
The thing is...I'm looking for a upper mid - high end can, so not quite HD800 / T1 / LCD2 level, but above DT880 / HD600-650 / K701.
What I don't care about AT ALL is sound neutrality. I don't care if sound is colored as a rainbow, or freq response is flat as a ruler, as long as it sounds excellent. I'm way past the phase where everything had to sound as "in reality". I don't care for that. I listen to music now, not headphones.
I also don't care whether its opened or closed, whether its active or passive, etc, whether it needs an amp or not. I will be using the headphone with Asus Xonar STX as a DAC and some amp for specific headphones. But I'd like to use the STX alone for convenience.
What I care for is a FUN, refined, full sounding headphone, possibly not very bright ( but I don't mind it), and this is the most important part, I want great bass. Lots of bass, especially sub-bass. I want my cheeks to vibrate, but at the same time, I want a good mid range and highs, and a good soundstage.
I listen to literally all genres of music, most of which are acoustic, classical rock, some vocals, and lots of pop and electronic. Sometimes jazz and classical, but not so much lately.
What I have on my list now are:
The key here is, I want a headphone that has the level of fidelity and resolution that is above or at least at the level of HD600 / HD650. So I dont want to downgrade, I want to upgrade or "sidegrade".
The thing is though, in my country prices are all over the place.
For example: D600's and T90's cost 600$, same as HD650's. T70's cost 500$, while DT880's and DT990's cost 250$ and DT770pro or Custom One pro is less than 250$.
Momentum is 400$, M4U2 is about 500$.
So what would you guys chose? Is D600's worth as much as T90's? And are both worth as much as HD650's?
Same question for M4U2 and Momentum.
Feel free to recommend something else that would fit the lots of sub bass, good mids and soundstage category. I can get the D2000 for 500$, but I feel its too close to D600 to justify buying an old version.
Sorry for fuzzy question, but Its hard to choose these days with so many offerings. :P Especially when you already own all of the classics in <500$ range.