I'm still on my hunt for the perfect headphone, I just sold my LCD-2. It was very natural sounding, best mids I've ever heard, great textured bass, but it just wasn't for me. I'm starting to come to the conclusion that I prefer more of a high-end consumer sound vs a pure audiophile sound. This was most evident when I put my Denon D2000 on this evening to compare. Yes, it is far less detailed, less natural sounding, the mids sound very thin in comparison, there is a veil that seems to be lifted when I switch back to the LCD-2..all these things are evident to me, and logically I know all these things, and yet I like the punchy, fun sound of the Denon D2000 that I didn't feel in my LCD-2. Makes very little sense to me at least logically. I did like the "darkish" timbre of the LCD-2, it was phenomenal. Perhaps this is why the JH-16 is my favorite custom of all time, great bass texture, detail, quantity and headroom that doesn't bleed into the other spectrums, neutral mids, dark but airy detailed highs. I definately prefer my JH-16 to any ciem, iem, or headphone I've ever heard.
I've owned most of the mid-tier headphones people go for:AKG K701, K550, Grado 325, Senn HD600, now Denon D2000, Modded Fostex, but I'm not really sure where to go from here. From reading anyways, I don't think I'd like the Senn HD800, I don't really care to invest in a crazy amp system either. Right now I'm thinking of just keeping my D2000 and upgrading the shells, (sorry guys I'm a sucker for wooden headphones), or possibly moving up to the D7000, since I like the Denon D house sound. It seems like a never ending cycle, I'm sure next I'll be looking into higher end desktop amps, but maybe I should looking around at other hobbies. I was listening to my TF10 customs out of my Arrow 3G today while working out and thought to myself if this is the only earphone I had I'd probably still be happy. It is human nature to always want more, but I'd really like to avoid just getting "the best" because I can. Any suggestions, thoughts, or insights guys? Thanks in advance, if anything I'm at the end of my portable amp and custom journey.
Edited by KimChee - 3/21/13 at 5:28pm