Hi All... I have been kind of out of the gear-fi loop the past half decade. I have been very comfortably enjoying the tunes with my RS1, HF1, HD580, Koss A250, K240s-55. I have always wanted a K701/601 like phone and for 4-5 years the A250 has served its purpose as my poor mans K701. Fast forward to today and I think its time for an upgrade, as the A250 brightness and upper midrage coloration I think have been masking/covering up some of the details. I have been getting more and more into symphonic/orchestral types of metal, where the arrangement can go from Petrucci boogie Mark-5 to Leonard Bernstein new york Philharmonic within the same tune. None of my current cans really cut it for this kind of stuff... IMHO.
So I guess what I am looking for is a can with these characteristics:
-Speed and snappy detail resolution
-BIG open soundstage
-If anything a slight hint of a bass-boost wojld be preferred
-I dont really want a bright treble or aggressive mids. I already have that in spades with my current cans. I suspect frequency boosts in these ranges can close in the soundstage... at least thats been my findings here in Grado-land.
-Under $200 (the cheaper the better really)
I am not adverse to "basic" mods too... things like blue-tac / cotton stuffing, grille cloth removal, star-quad re-cables are right up my alley.
The JVC HARX900 has caught my attention and I have always wanted to try a Fostex T50RP since Jon Petrucci used one in the Awake sessions.
I have no problems with buying used cans too!!
Thanks in advance!!
**EDIT** Oh one more thing... if nothing like this exists in 2013 and the K701/601 is still my best option please feel free to comment on that as well.
Edited by kramer5150 - 1/11/13 at 9:33am