I loaned a pair of DT880 for myself in the end, and decided to start reviewing all these MidFi headphones!
My current inventory looks like this:
Senn HD580, AKG K400, Beyer DT1350, Denon D5000 and an Alessandro MSPro.
Now I know this is rather ridiculous but I am sure there are other people who consider the AKG/Beyer/Senn to be THE TRIO to get... What would it offer to the tables, or should I sell the DT1350 for a pair of 880...
Source/Amp wise I am quite confident. I have a slightly warm/neutral NFB5.2 as well as a Darkvoice 336 (just did the output caps mod btw!). I am however quite uncomfortable with treble peaks. Bass is welcomed as long as it does not come in with the sacrifice of mids. I am starting to appreciate mids more and more.
I like to try out different 'sound signatures' and sort of 'collect' them. In my opinion I have already quite capable headphones for both a smooth sound (HD580), an aggressive sound (MSPro), naturally-romantically-clear mids from the K400 (I ultimately preferred it over the K500, by a hair), and some of the most heavy bass from my D5000.
The little beyer DT1350 to me sounds very natural. It is a very nice headphone except for 1. the comfort, and 2. the smoothness! It sounds so so smooth and 'unreal' at times, I do not know how to explain it. I know my ears adjust to it after a few songs and they start rocking.
I've heard some saying the DT880 sounds a bit like the TF10. Well I'm liking my triple-fi's more and more these days, even over the GR07. I found the TF10 sim. to the HD25 and preferred the former, while the GR07 sounding quite sim. to DT1350 and I think I'm preferring the later.
Music preference wise, a lot of rock, a lot of progressive, then jazz, then older pop and a bit of everything else.
So what do you think? Buy blindly to complete the Trio/4 Kings/MidFi Endgame, or hold my sanity and do not buy something I will never use?
Edited by mrAdrian - 1/22/13 at 11:55pm