So is there anything that you've tried, as a closed can, that comes even close to that open, clear, airy sound that the Grado's offer?
Anyways, i received the Q460's. I can't really give an opinion until I've listened to them for a couple weeks and have broken them in. But right off the bat, nothing like the Grado's. Not bad sounding by any means(I'm not going to send them back like i did the M50's), but I'm still wanting that open clarity in a closed can. Looks like I'm not going to find it... I'm not going to go through hundreds of pairs and thousands of dollars to find that perfect pair.
Anyways, I'm mostly a jazz listener, and what I've listened in the Q460's have sounded great(for closed cans). I can hear every single instrument just perfectly. And the strings thunking by Charles Mingus' bass sounds great.
So like i said, definitely not what i was looking for. But i do think I've found a pair of closed ones that i can live with. Like i said, i won't be sending them back. Besides the sound, i like the single sided cable(and that it's detachable) and the portability. They fold up nice and small into their hard case.
So i think I'm done with messing around with closed headphones. I'm going to enjoy what i have(including my multiple pairs of iems that i love)... For now... Then I'll start trying out the higher end Grado's and/or Alessandro's(or maybe put the money into modding the hell out of my 60's with wood cups and a silver cable before i try the others). Since this is the sound for me. And maybe start getting into amps...