So I've had the Denon AH-D2000's for 8 or so months. It's pretty cool they are now $500 from Amazon. They are sweet, but I feel intense equalizing is required for enjoyable sound. I love bass, not crappy bass, usually like 60 Hz and below.
Honestly without EQing, I'd never use these D2000's cause I think they sound awful. They sounds flat and lifeless. When I boost the good stuff they jump to the ridiculously awesome category. They can output bass for days, deep WTF bass. Here's an idea of the Bass in Yo Face I like...
I also have the Fiio E17 (Alpen) amp and use a variable about of bass boost from the built in EQ, but it seems to boost mid bass quite a bit too, so I don't care for that much.
Anyways, I'm thinking I want to try out some new headphones. Frankly, I don't have a good reason. I don't like insanely bright headphones at all (think Sennheiser HD-580's). I'd also use my D2000's more but I don't like the 10' climbing rated headphone cord, so detachable would be cool. Plus, can't you get cords with mics and audio controls integrated for detachable cables? (Suggestions on replacement cords?)
My top pics for some new cans are as follows:
-Ultrasone Pro 900 (Have heard that they are bright but has life inspiring bass.)
-Ultrasone HFI-580 (Cheap and excellent bass, but permanent cord.)
-V-MODA M-100 (Previously looked at Crossfade LP's, are these possibly better than Ultrasones?)
So I'm honestly planning on ordering a pair of Ultrasone Pro 900's & HFI-580's this week. One or both will be getting returned if they don't cut it.
I have a pair of Aerial7 Chopper2's and I kinda love them. They have a 4' single sided cord with mic and answer button, pretty awesome bass down to 5 Hz and can be driven with phone. I also have a friend with Audio-Technica ATH-M50S and says he loves them, but I doubt they are better than the D2000's or Ultrasone's but will give them listen.
So thoughts would be appreciated.