Here's what he lists as one of the "cons" for the Denon 7ks...
"Not designed with studio mixers in mind"
Here's more amazing info on the Denons...hell, the second sentence doesn't even make sense!
"... the Denon AH-D7000s stay within our ideal limits for a good range of frequencies, but they do boost some of the higher frequencies to emphasize cymbal shimmer a bit, and de-emphasize sibilants in speech. Typically we see headphones geared towards listeners emphasize the bass frequencies too, as you can see from the leading edge of the graph."
That is a true con. It is another way of saying it has a v shaped or "fun" response - which would be horrible for people doing mixing in the studio (a decent amount of mid-fi headphones are for studio use.)
The second part is saying headphones geared towards "listeners" (ie who listen for fun and not to analyze a track) often have a bass hump, which is also true.
He's not Tyll, he's not Purrin, but again, for a guy on usatoday.com this is really a pleasant surprise all around.
As for the Q701, I'm not sure what he's saying there, it's possible he just hasn't reviewed better headphones yet.
Edited by Radio_head - 11/25/12 at 10:15pm