My hearing is not what it used to be, (25 years of working in the trades has not been kind) certain frequencies at certain levels cause my left ear to get a kind of crackle / static noise, If i lower the volume, or get away from the offensive tone / level my hearing goes back to what is now considered normal.
I love the Sennhieser HD-650 But from my brief association with them it's obvious to me that they need a bit of power / volume to give there best performance. I would like to keep my hearing from getting worse, I love a balanced sound with bass impact (not boomy bass) and the highs cannot be harsh (this is the region where my hearing starts to fail / breakup)
I tend to notice a little imbalance if i take the volume to low, not continuous but more intermittent especially just after getting everything warmed up (Gear consists of Schiit modi, & Valhalla, sony Vaio laptop with 450GB of lossless files)
My question : Is there a pair of headphones that excel at low level listening with good mid bass impact, and a balanced sound top to bottom, with good detail retrieval (I'm not big on IEM's never can seem to get them to fit) I would prefer an over ear closed or open back