Been reading a lot about full size headphones and am looking to invest in a quality pair in the sub $200 range.
ATHM50 I hear is excellent value but have been hearing a lot of complaints about recessed mids. What does that mean exactly? I also like the alternate popular options KNS8400, DT770Pro (250 ohms), HFI 580, SRH840, and Vmoda Crossfade LP.
Some different cheaper options I've found are Sennheiser HD 449, SRH440, Sennheiser HD 518 but haven't seen much on head-fi.
The music I listen to is a broad range of everything but I enjoy my bass but also hearing all the different instruments.
Here are some songs that hopefully help narrow if recessed mids, sharp highs, or muddy bass will affect a lot or not.
alt-J - Something Good/ Fitzpleasure
Blondfire - Waves
IAMDYNAMITE - Where Will We Go
Ben Folds Five - Erase Me
Sunday Sun - Take A Left
Chris and Thomas - Broken Chair
Breaking Benjamin - Anthem of Angels
The Offspring - The Kids Arent Alright
Nicki Minaj - Va Va Voom
Lady GaGa - Poker Face
deadmau5 - Ghosts n Stuff
Overwerk - Daybreak/Signal
Bloody Beetroots - Harvest Time
2 Chainz - I'm Different
Keak Da Sneak - Super Hyphy
E-40 - Tell Me When to Go
If anything, all those songs are sweet and you can just enjoy some good music
Any advice and help is appreciated.