Originally Posted by StudioSound
It might be helpful to post an idea of what you're looking for, and what sort of music you listen to.
Not having enough "Clarity" and wanting something more "Aggressive" sounds like you want a V-shaped headphone response. (lots of treble and bass emphasis)
Perhaps you're used to the "roughness" of compressed audio via bluetooth and lots of distortion from a cheap pair of headphones?
Originally Posted by Darner
And Typhoon, maybe just give them time. Not only to burn in but for your ears to adjust. I've found it's good to remain open to the different ways that something can sound "good." Sometimes, if you're just used to one kind of sound, like the other poster said, you hear something that's different as "bad" at first. These are good headphones, so relax and give them a shot. Maybe start off at lower volumes, too, for an extra challenge!
Originally Posted by Mike F
I think the 7520's are so different from what you're used to that it's nearly impossible for you to asses them objectively. Give them time as others have suggested, and allow yourself the opportunity to adjust. Here's a suggestion; listen to them exclusively for two weeks and then go back to your old setup. It won't be nice at first, but I bet that when you go back to your old stuff after two weeks you will think it sounds rubbish! Two weeks - no cheating! ;)
That's the thing - I'm not really sure what I'm looking for, except to be "wowed". I guess, after my initial impressions on the 7520s, what I'm looking for is a pair of headphones that has more bass impact (and sounds less...ugh...what's the word...passive?). I was also hoping to get more instrument/frequency separation than what I'm used to - although the 7520s are better than anything I've used, they're not as much better as I wanted them to be. Prominent, *powerful* mids and bass are what I feel would contribute best to the type of aggressive music I like. I want to be able to feel the music, I want it to pump me up and excite me. This is a smaller issue...but when I think about it, it really isn't. These aren't exactly as portable as I would have hoped. Something I could either wear around my neck (by having its earcups swivel and lie flat or by having the headband extend an obscene amount so that the cups hang lower around the neck, probably in combination with smaller cups) would be really nice, as well as the ability to fold it somehow, but that's not as necessary. I guess studio monitor headphones really aren't what I need, now that I've put it that way, but I'll keep burning them in and using them before I totally give up on them, as you guys are suggesting.
As requested, here is the kind of music I listen to, that I'm looking to sound more aggressive and exciting.
You get the gist :)
Thank you all for your time.