I'm searching a new headphone for home listening. Price range 200 - 600€.
My favourite music is rock and metal. I listen to nearly everthing in this two genres, except most death & black metal (although i love Death or Opeth for example). My favourite metal bands are Iron Maiden, Metallica and Megadeth, Judas Priest. Rock: Elvis, Johnny, Cash, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Guns 'N Roses, Muse, Aracde Fire, ACDC, Alexisonfire, Bruce Springsteen, The National, ... So really a wide range.
I have a AKG K272HD (sound is similar to a K271) and the e-guitars sound too distant and are'nt crsip and agressive enough. The Bass is fast and the quality is good but lacks impact, punch and also sub-bass. When I use the accudio app of my ipod touch and use the hi-fi-simulation mode which is supposed to neutralize the frequence-response the sound for rock and metal of my akg is way better than without. But i think this isn't a solution.
I've already listened to T1, HE-6, LCD-2 (my favourite was the LCD-2 by a small margin to the HE-6) and although the LCD-2 was really good and the bass was IMPRESSIVE I think i'm not ready for paying 1000 € (I live in Berlin) for a headphone. It's too much money which I could spend better...
So, what do you think is a good solution for me? Please don't recommend me headphones with u/v-shaped frequency response or relly unnatural sound, this is a point which i rellay like of my K272Hd.
I think a grado could be good for me, but unfortunately the prices in Germany are ridicilous! A RS1 for example costs 868 € (1160 US-Dollar!!!!).
Thank your for your advice.