Originally Posted by money4me247
ya the momentum gen 2 over ears may be a good fit. not as v-shaped as the m100s, but a bit more prominent bass and treble compared to some of the more neutral oriented headphones.
Small head, and listen at low to moderate volumes. What's loud to me is average to kind of quiet for most. Trial and error has led me to understand that that has a huge impact on what I'm looking for. Headphones that I have disliked at volumes I listen to sound fair to decent at much higher ones, or in some cases, worse than before. I'm not a fan of open, so I think that removes Grado from the running completely.
I've tried the Momentums and don't like them at all. I have been unimpressed with most all of their line up for some time now. The most recent I've tried is Sennheiser HD25-1 II, I have those on hand right now, but they are going back because I can't stand them. They're on-ear, which is a deal breaker immediately. That aside, the sound was just ok. Much better than the Momentums and the other Senns I've tried but too colored in the mids for my taste. The rest of the sound quality felt boring, like "ok yeah these are headphones" kind of boring. If I ever wanted to just limit how much I listen to music, I'd buy them because after a song or two I felt tired of it because I couldn't experience the music at all, it was just "there". I can see if being ideal if you want flat quality for mixing, totally understand that. Not something I'd want to use for listening though.
The Beyer DT770 32 Pros didn't work for me either. Comfort is perfect, fits great, doesn't slip, even with glasses I can barely feel them. The sound though, not for me. Sibilance at higher volumes, cramped sounding all around, isolation barely exists, not enough kick on the lows, mids sound veiled/clattered. At low volumes, I don't notice it as much, but turning it up or using an amp makes the sound turn ugly and the stage feels even more tiny. Hearing the hiss/pop on everything that isn't mid makes me cringe, and the bass is more of a rattle/echo than anything else.
Maybe my expectations aren't realistic, but that's why I spend so much time reading through these threads trying to find something that fits what I want. There's no place near here to just go audition headphones unless I want the usual Bose/Beats/Skullcandy, so I'm left with ordering from Amazon and other places if I want to try anything. The next pair that's coming is the ATH-M70, but I won't know until they show up tomorrow how that will turn out. I don't think V-shaped is what I'm after, I think I'd rather something that represents everything with purity to the point that I can hear even the tiniest detail as clear as if I'm sitting next to it, without coloring, or sacrificing mids for more bass etc.