I've been a lurker for a few years now, such a valuable resource for info!
Although now I finally have a question.
I previously used head-fi to make a decision on my last pair of headphones, the Sennheiser HD 555. They were the first reference cans I brought and thoroughly enjoyed their sound signature through my setup since I got them in '09. They have recently suffered the fate of the infamous headband crack, to the degree where the cup as completely fallen off.
So now I'm looking for some new cans.
My setup was and still is: FLAC / CD > foobar / ASIO > M-Audio 24 96 > Pioneer A-109 amp (source direct) no EQ anywhere in the chain.
I found the soundstage and separation amazing with the HD 555's, bass was very tight and controlled, mids were clean and enjoyable, highs were great too and not bright or fatiguing. A very relaxed and controlled sound.
I listen to a lot of electronic music.. Acid, Electro, Drumfunk, Ambient, Jungle, Dub Techno, IDM etc..
But also Jazz, Funk, Soul, Blues, Rock, Classical, Punk and Metal and on and on.
Would the K620 pro's fit with this setup as they look fairly neutral and controlled, although I'm slightly worried about my amp not being able to drive them sufficiently.
My budget is around £150 so I've also been looking at K550's which don't look as neutral and seem to have brighter highs but are easier to drive. I would have probably gone for the HD 558's if it wasn't for the build quality.
Any other suggestions? I much prefer a flat clinical sound with a wide range and rely on good mastering than a bass heavy phone.