I love my HD598. Great sounding with an impressive soundstage...in my opinion there really is nothing to dislike. But the audiophile in me simply can't stop playing the "what if" game. So lets play.
If I were looking for something a little warmer, and fuller while keeping highs at about the 598s level, what would you wonderful head-fiers suggest? Priorities would be in female vocals and instrumental/orchestral music. Everything else comes second. I do like my mids slightly forward (ie no recessed mids please).
Just as a note, I am not looking to upgrade or replace my HD598s, I'm simply looking to try something a little different.
So please, make a suggestion. Lets say I have budget of about $500, give or take.