I'm posting a second thread about my MDR-7506's I originally decided on and bought. "The thread name is: Introduction and help with first headphones - Sony MDR7506's". You can see all my criteria there, but to sum it up:
1) The flattest response headphones in my budget for sound editing purposes. [$300] (For self-created electronic sounds as well).
2) This wasn't exactly mentioned - but fine detail especially for when monitoring.
3) I originally wanted a portable amp, but now I'm deciding against it, so this means headphones playable by computers and phones.
I went to my local guitar center and talked with them, and they immediately showed me the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros. He told me that they were the most accurate headphones that they have and the most pleasant. That seems a little contradictory as I would think the accurate headphones would bring out all the flaws. Since I had my Sony's with me, I decided to compare them. I played some high-quality electronic music from my laptop, and was impressed. They bass was so much more fulfilling, earcups more comfortable, and it almost sounded like there were actual monitors around me, not some tight and cramped headphones. That being said, I do have a couple of concerns.
1) Me and my brother tested both, and the both of us didn't hear as much detail in the mid's and high's in the 770's. At least they weren't as bad as Beats Pro. Is this because of the lack of burn in time? I've heard that the 770's need 100+ burn in hours to sound good, so naturally I wouldn't expect them to sound the same as Sony's that were burned in for 15 hours, but I'm worried the mid's and high's will never contain the same amount of detail. Can someone attest to this?
2) The lack of detail won't just be affecting the editing, but the monitoring as well. Sure, they're good to listen too, but I'm looking for the flaws. Interestingly, in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfje_yMQPOI&list=FLylkoTgnB9yXuI0pOGoqROA
you can see the different headphones rappers and studio staff used. Kendrick and the staff used the 7506's, I saw a Sony MDR-V6 twice, Tim Westood using the DT 770's every time, a respected producer in London.
What do you guys think?
The guy at guitar center said SRH840's would be a step down from the 770's PRO's, but still respectable. I made a quick poll to vote on, too.
Tell me what you think, and if I should make the switch.