I have a pair of Sennheiser HD580s with the 600 grilles and 650 cable. Recently I bought a Schitt Magni amp for it. Before that I just used a GoVibe portable amp. While I love the 580s I can't help but wonder if all the new super headphones might be a big improvement.
What do I like about the 580s? Very neutral, open sound, clean-tight bass. I primarily listen to classical music but also Celtic, folk rock and 60s era pop (Beatles, Who, Jethro Tull, etc.). I really value neutral sound and greatly prefer tight and clean bass over boomy or tubby, even it it does go deeper. Detail and sense of space are important to my listening pleasure.
I'm not too interested in putting big bucks into an amp at this point. I must admit to being agnostic on amp sound unless it is really designed to deviate from neutral.
So, recommendations? I suppose the HD800 is the big daddy to my 580 but read a lot about amp pickyness. The Audeze looks a bit too funky and they may be a bit too dark. I did hear the HD650, briefly, and though they sounded like a darker version of my 580s, which did not really appeal to me.
Not too many opportunities for auditions around me. One shop has a pair of HD800s but they are not out for listening. Another carries Grado which I did not really like, a bit to pushy.
Thanks to all who chime in.