I guess I'll have to consider myself a flathead. The Fostex TH-900 are wonderfully balanced without any faults I can think of. However, I still don't quite understand "soundstaging" since most things I listen to would probably be recorded in a studio with the instruments being recorded in isolation.
well having the sound not being in your head completely is the idea of soundstage, there is postitioning, width and depth, postitioning is how accurate the instuments are placed in the percieved are around you, width and depth is how far they are located from you. el cheapos have all the sound in 1 layer square in your head only, no dynamic seperation and depth