Hello all, just trying to find a headphone that suits me.
The main thing I'm concerned about is the bass and mids. I'm looking for headphones with some mid bass hump, but is also very well extended. The mids I'm looking for could best be described as the mids of the Denon D5000. Whenever I read up on the Denon D5000, I always read some comment about "lush", "full" or even the word "organic" to describe female vocals. Well... thats exactly what I'm looking for. I don't listen to much classical or stuff like that, and female volcals are a real guilty pleasure for me, but the female vocals I listen too are mainly in rock or trance/dnb music.
The only headphone I've read that offers the sound signiture that I'm looking for is the D5000. Is there any headphone out there that offers a similar sound under $500? I know there are times where the D5000 could be found on Ebay, I've seen it but I face some pretty stiff competition when bidding for one. Maybe I'll get lucky. I already own an amp (magni) and a dac (Odac) and don't mind if it's open of closed. I'll be using them at home. Some of my musical preferences are rock, electronic, trance, some epic orchestra music from films.
Some headphones I've been looking at are;
HE-400 (From what Ive read it sounds perfect for me, but what concerns me is the drop in the upper mids, which I find important for female vocalist. I could always just eq this up, but I don't like using eq because I feel it alters the rest of the frequency too.)
Mad Dog by Mr.Speakers (what concerns me here is the bass. I read it's lacking in the mid bass department. The mids on them sound tempting but, for the same reason I haven't bought the HD650 for it's mids, I don't want a "boring" sound for my musical preferences.)
FA-011 (Sounds alright, but from what I've read it's bass extention isn't on par with the D2000/D5000.)
ATH-A900x (sounds pretty good as well, I've seen people recommend it as an alternative to the denons.)
I'm going to end up selling my old telescope soon, and I know I'm going to get at least $200 for it. That will put my budget over $500, and once I get the money I'm just going to abuse Amazons return policy and just buy-and-try every headphone on my list to see which I like best. Any other headphones you guys feel I should look at?
Thanks for checking this out.