Originally Posted by Roller
You're more likely to notice the difference between =<256kbps mp3 and 320kbps mp3/lossless. But like I said before, having a lossless library means futureproofing your music library, something you might or might not be willing to do at the present time.
I totally agree with this, this is why every thing I have is at 320kbs mp3, lossless is to big of a file, I wish there was a 512kbs mp3
You think even the D600's are "slow" or are you referring to the D-X000 line? I have D-5K's and there my favorite for metal and pretty much anything but its just the voicing and lack of funds to find something better, not because there supper fast cuz there not but I don't think there as relaxed as the HD650's. They have bass, forward vocals and forward treble but not to much but yet nothing gets lost, the lower mids are maybe 1 or 2bd behind but there still there. They also have the the flattest measurements of pretty much anything next to the LCD-2 and 3's but there still fun to listen to.
Every one says the bright headphones are bad (agree) then they go and suggest grado? whats going one lol? The 225i's might be of but not the 325's.
And for get the HD605's there way to relaxed and laid back, the 600's might work I have wanted to get a pair for a while. You don't need a V shaped curve for metal, thats why I like the d5000's but a strong tight lowend is what I prefer. The 5000'd are a little lose so there is probably something better out there.
Why has nobody suggested the HE-400's?
I wouldn't get the UE9000's there the same at the UE6000's but wireless, just get the 6000's and save money, but sense you have a higher budget get something better. Also don't confuse the UE9000's with the UE900ed IEM's.
Also I think you should leave enough budget to get a E17 with ur cans.