While the word recession is technical and lacks a quantifier to explain the degree of recession, there are several headphones that have wonderfully warm, rich, strong bass, while still having very nice mids (instead of saying recessed, let's just say that they still sound relatively normal and not so distant that it's distracting) and plenty of treble to give you that clarity and sparkle sound. Sometimes you can achieve this best by simply equalizing a headphone to ensure the mids are not drown out when you start playing with increased bass frequencies.
Some headphones to consider:
Mr Speaker Mad Dog (with SR007 stax pads)
On the subject, the phrase "recessed mids" is slung around here left and right to a degree that is generalization and not helpful at all in a description nor accurate. There really should be a quantifier or simple description along with the phrase recessed mids to describe the actual relationship. One could do it with respect to the other frequencies. One could also do it with a description of whether or not it causes typical instruments/vocals which are nearly all mids to sound unnatural, distant, or harmful in general to the overall sound. That gives you a technical quantifier that one can use (frequency relationship) and a descriptor (how it actually sounds in reference to a common set of sounds, like voice). That would be helpful.
Edited by MalVeauX - 2/1/13 at 12:05pm