And I also want a headphone that can still serve as an all-rounder for other genres (some head-fiers say neutral is good for metal?). And since I need comfort and a full-sized headphone for my use I'm afraid I can't buy a grado which I see commonly recommended on this forum.
When lurking on head-fi I also found that I didn't understand quite some things head-fiers said:
-Lots of people say a V-shaped signature doesn't clash well with metal, but some other people dislike headphones with forward mids and find them too polite for metal?
-I've seen a lot of people talk about badly mastered metal recordings and how higher-end headphones tend to sound worse with these. And cheaper headphones fare better with metal because of that reason. How much of this is true?
-People say headphones with accentuated treble will be too harsh with poorly recorded metal (most of the metal), yet Grado's seem to do just that. Are Grado's harsh and revealing or are they smooth?
Headphones I'm currently looking at:
-DT770, which of all the different versions?
-AD900x, too revealing, perhaps?
My budget is all the way up to 450 dollars for an amp + headphone, but I guess spending that much doesn't necessarily make sense.
But I guess spending less will make me happier, when taking bad recordings into consideration.
Can someone please shed some light on this and give me some recommendations?
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Stalinski - 5/24/13 at 5:09am