Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero
Orthos aren't that spacious sounding compared to dynamic headphones. I have tried most of the orthos except the newer audezes and they don't have that large soundstages which imo is their only problem. The difference isn't minute either, it is pretty much night and day difference.
That's not the orthodynamic sound though, merely your limited experience of it.
In fact, as listen to the Vänskä version of Beethoven 9th, if I close my eyes and relax, if I listen for it, I can picture the orchestra in front of me, pointing in the direction of specific instruments in the large ensemble. It's an initimate music experience (close to the orchestra), but it not a mess, merely a front seat, in front of a well-defined stage.
That's through a classic vintage orthodynamic (The Magnat RT-10).