my search continous. as for now i am quite happy with the s500, but there is one thing i really miss. it is soundstage depth. i hate to be on stage together with the band. i prefer sitting on back seat of the concert hall and watch the concert from a good distance.
i know, a lot of you prefer that more lively in your face sound, but i do not. headphones like m50, hd25 and the likes are not my cup of tea.
i am not speaking of a wide soundstage and i know, that closed headphones are pretty limited in soundstage capabilitys, but i would like to get it as good as possible. the dt770s have a wide soundstage for a closed can, but still put me in front of the stage. srh840 and srh940 do a better job from my perspective, but they are in no way portable to me.
best can i know, that has outstanding forward projection is the hd598. they give you a speaker like experience, but they are not closed.
m100 sounds as closed in as the s500, so they are no option.
i do not think i will find that experiance in any of the new big named cans, as i already tried a lot of them. but maybe there are some older not well known (anymore) models, that are tuned for soundstage depth.
what comes to your mind, when you think of a closed back with a distant presentation?