Great review. I bought the DT770pro-80's about a month ago and I wasn't totally impressed with the neutrality of the cans - meaning I found them MORE neutral than described in reviews. Sure, they have a wider range of audible low frequencies compared to other headphones, but the bass is just not as present as I feel it should be, yet it still muddies up the lower mids. Obviously it's silly to compare speaker listening to headphone listening, but it doesn't change the fact that BASS is what gives the song its liveliness - its heartbeat so to speak. I like to FEEL the music while listening to it. This leads to my issue: finding a set of cans that has a very lively sound signature but without lacking bass.
I recently modded my Grado MS1's into the infamous MS1000's. The MS1's were insanely sibilant and lacking any sort of bass whatsoever. Some may say "duh" to that, given Grado's famous sound signature, but I'm dishing out those adjectives based on my buddy's identical MS1's of which sound phenomenal next to mine. The frustration led me to try to mod them into a similar sounding MS1 that he had. And so, after punching holes in the back of the driver, adding distancers, and dropping another $50 on new pads, I found the ultimate headphone. The sibilance is nearly nonexistent, the mids are beautiful and crisp, but wait...still no bass. I can't stress enough how great these headphones sound, but they just aren't punching my head like a closed can headphone does and they certainly don't have the low frequency range.
Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say (my attempt to get back on topic) is that I love the colored sound coming from the Grados as far as mids are concerned, but there is nowhere near enough range at lower frequencies to reproduce the sound or ENERGY that you would get from a good speaker set up. From how you described the 900's in this review, it seems that they also have a very "fun" signature, which is how I would describe the Grados (yes I know that their signatures are completely different, yet I think we can describe both as "colored") and this excites me. Considering I listen to a huge variety of music (classical, rock, new age, indie, etc.) but MOSTLY listen to EDM, I think these will be a perfect fit.
Feel free to ignore this entire post if you feel it is asinine. I'm no audiophile, but I do have a deep obsession with music and I have a hard time describing what I want to say without studying a 100 page glossary of audiophile adjectives. Plus, the only headphones I have that could be considered in the same tier as the 900's are the ones I've described. Either way, great review!