I'm having a problem with what I think are the so called "Scooped mids" in my AKG K240 headphones. They lack detail in some areas like fast and loud music. Things tend to sound distant, like I was in the back of the audience listening to a rock concert. I have to EQ the treble up and it still doesn't sound all that great. Slower music that has a spacious sound sounds good because of it's nice soundstage. They're just not very fun headphones in my opinion. My dilemma involves the Grado sr80i too. First of all, I don't own the grado sr80i, but I've been strongly considering getting them. In fact I've ordered and cancelled my order like 5 times, I'm so on the fence about getting them. This headphone is lauded as a rock and metal headphone. What I'm not too sure about is how it would perform with slower rock, which makes up about half of what I listen to. I know they would give me a great rock and metal thrill, but that's not all I'm looking for.
I'm getting tired of trying to find a sweet spot of headphones through reading reviews all day, because seriously, I've read miles of text in reviews and threads. It's become sort of a love/hate hobby of mine. I do want to actually buy something eventually.
/g/, which I've been having a very long discussion with is very split between the grado in option. One person said it's like a cruel joke, kind of like recommending an awful porno anime to a person who's new to anime. If you know what I mean (a.k.a. boku no pico). Others say the grados are exactly what I'm looking for.
I seriously don't know what to do. I listen to music all day, so headphones are an important factor of my life.