Hey everyone. Been a member for a while, sold a couple of things on here. Been kind of looking at headphones on and off for a few years but now's when I'm really looking to find something I like.
I recently bought myself a pair of AKG K240s and found that I can definitely enjoy them. I bought them because I'm looking for a headphone that's relatively forgiving and fun to listen to. I just listened to Deafheaven's Sunbather after 100 hours of burn-in and, while I did enjoy the sound (they're also reeeeally comfortable), I found the sound signature to be pretty dark. Again, while I did enjoy the sound, I found myself wishing the mids and highs were more present and less held back.
Now, I looked at a glossary I found on this site with headphone terminology and I figured I'd pick what I'm looking for and see if that's helpful. The link is here:
I was definitely surprised by the 240's bass response. I was prepping myself for thin bass and it ended up being more plentiful than I'd readied myself for. For a while, I thought I was a basshead but, after buying a few pairs of headphones including the M50s, Custom One Pros, and a few others, I had an epiphany and realized I much prefer a better midrange and better highs (and everybody cheers!).
I'm coming to the conclusion that I need a pair of fun, exciting cans. That said, enough background, here's the list:
Euphonic (still not certain what this means)
I'm not looking for something that's analytic or flat. I'd prefer something that isn't anemic or completely devoid of low end. At the same time, when the rest of the music is hampered by it, it can take away from my enjoyment. It's also important that the headphones be forgiving. Price isn't a big issue (edit: but I'm assuming higher price usually equates to less forgiving, I could be wrong. edit 2: below $300 would be a good price range, give or take) but I'm planning on using this with a USB sound card, specifically the Creative Sound Blaster Omni which comes with a headphone amp and is connected to my Macbook Pro. I'm not looking to upgrade the source, hence why I'd prefer something a little more forgiving.
I listen to a wide range of music so I'm not going to try to pin it down. Ideally, the headphones should make music lively and exciting.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Edited by genzeleam - 11/17/13 at 12:53pm