I am wondering if there are any audiophile quality cans for bassheads. I currently own three different pairs of headphones and find the deep bass extension to be lacking on all of them.
I am looking for something that reaches to 20hz with authority, over ear style, and doesn't have bright/sibilant highs. Portability is not a concern, as I will never use them on the go.
For reference of what my tastes are: I LOVE the sound of Senn HD-650, and plan to get a pair, but I haven't spent enough time with them to know how deep and powerful their bass is. I Have the 598 now, but find them a bit bright with some stuff (modern/compressed recordings especially) and severely lacking in deep bass extension and "bass authority", if that makes sense. If there is something that has a nice laid back sound signature, but with deeper, better bass, I will consider that over the 650. Also for reference, I am not a fan of the M50, as I find them too bright for my ears. Admittedly, I am not really a fan of the "smile" eq curve that some 'phones have. Perhaps a bit of boosted bass is ok, but certainly not elevated highs. I am ultra sensitive to high frequencies for some reason...
All models must be current production/available new as well.
Cliffs for wants in no particular order:
Authoritative bass to at least 20hz
Over ear design
Audiophile grade SQ
Laid back sound signature
Any ideas guys? I plan to buy these for music listening and movie watching.
Edited by painted klown - 1/14/14 at 9:46pm