I received my HD600s a few days ago and honestly thought they would be better. I bought them off ebay and the guy said that he had already burned them in and had about 100 hours of listening time on them, so that isn't the issue. I'm listening to 320kbps files through my Asus V550C laptop, using an EHP Acoustics O2 amp without the ODAC, although I'm planning on buying that within the next couple of months (maybe this is why???).
Don't get me wrong, the HD600s sound good, particularly with live recordings, but they just don't do it for me. I'm not really sure why though (I'm not too good at explaining this stuff). It might be because they are too laid back and neutral for me and the treble could be improved upon. However, the mid range is a bit too in your face as well.
I've been doing a bit of reading and it seems that the DT880, K601, CD900ST or something by Grado would be my best bet. I'm open to all ideas though, as long as they are similarly priced to the ones I've mentioned. One more thing to mention is that I was actually planning on getting the HD650s, but went with the 600s in the end. Should I give some more thought to the 650s now?
This may be the most important part - the music I listen to. I'm not into hard rock, but more alternative, classic and indie etc. Some of my favourite artists include (bolded are personal favourites) The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Arcade Fire, The Antlers, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses, Bright Eyes, David Bowie, Sigur Ros, John Mayer, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Led Zeppelin, The National, The Libertines, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Jack Johnson, Elliott Smith, Explosions in the Sky, Blink 182, Death Cab for Cutie, Stevie Wonder, and live recording.
Edited by sotto123 - 12/9/13 at 2:20pm