I've been exploring other headphone options (particularly closed headphones), and was wondering if anyone has opinions on the Denon AH-D5000. It doesn't look they are still made but they seem to be popular and was wondering how they might compare to the HE-500.
Also, how would the Denons be for jazz and vocals? I know they are supposed to have great bass, but I am not sure how they would perform for the genres of music that I prefer.
I think there's a large consensus of folks who consider the Mad Dogs with Alpha pads the best closed-can within hundreds of dollars of it's $300 price tag. I haven't heard them yet, but they get favorably compared to the HE-400, my beloved HE-500, and are compared to an upgraded HD650 (only closed).