Originally Posted by gorgorsan
Bassy I guess with a nice lower end too, fast and clear. Home use only so open back would probably suit me better? I listen to black metal and classical music. The type of black metal with a quite dense mix with a wall of sound distorted guitars, strings, pads and pianos too and with very fast drumming. Did you have a chance to hear pro 2900? Maybe they are less bassy than pro 900 with bigger soundstage? The thing is that Canamp is said to be more on the bassy side and warm by itself (can't confirm as I only have MDR-F1's to test) so it balances well with K701's they say.
The PRO2900 is a little less bassy than the PRO900 (expected; it's open air, versus closed). But the PRO2900 sounds way more balanced, easier treble, much better sound stage, and the mids are less distant so it's a nice listen.
But since you listen to metal, I'm going to go ahead and say the Hifiman HE-400 is probably a good direction for you. Warm, super fast, a little sparkle, great for metal. Great for everything. And it would love that Canamp.
Edited by MalVeauX - 11/17/12 at 7:24pm