If u can control the quietness of your listening space, of cos the logical answer is to get an open can...
assuming u want only ONE can. ( u can buy a CLOSED n an OPEN..no? :P )
But i am biased towards closed cans, just like the added sonic intimacy/privacy/ambience...
trading off some outer soundstage space..
i do get very good sense of depth for closed cans though..so tat works for me.
also some peace from radios/tv/traffic/wife?
So far, i have no issues of comfort with BEYERsDT770/880/990, Seinheisser600/650, open AudioTechnicas, DenonD2k.
AKGs are somewhat slightly less comfy, the pads of 702/Q701 can be a tad firm. ( i am just citing examples in the 300-500$ range)
I try to buy in the resale mkt..and wash or change the pads...to save my $$.
i am listening to the DT770/600ohms now..paid less than $150 for them..bought right off the forum in headfi.
I dun do EQing...i get confused easily with those buttons on the computer...LOL.
just toying with earpads/cables/tubes/ Hi-Lo gain/dac filters to get the sound i like.
I am not familiar with the current state of art in EQing..
u can adjust the db level of certain frequencyrange...but can u adjust the timbre too?
(make a dt880 sound like a hd650?? ...innocent question.. )
but if it can tune ONE CAN for different genre at the flick of a few switches..
then power to u bro.
Ok DT880/600ohm...a few remarks off my dusty memory.
the sound presentation: is like sitting further away from the orchestra, Quite balanced up n down the sonic range.
u hear the summation of all the instruments swinging as a whole...
further away from the stage than say a seinheisser or an Audio Technica imho.
Not terribly involving when it comes to vocals.. here the seinheissers tend to excel.
It doesnt have the clearest drivers in the market...putting a T1 next to it and u know whats lacking (but of cos $$$)
But it is still a great can to own at least once in your headfi journey.
i own it once, own the dt770/600ohms twice. ( becos i like to feel the slammmmmbammmwhammmm of a charging orchestra :P)
Listening to the FUNERAL MARCH by Serebrier now on the DT770/600..
ooooo that timpani slammmmmm....ouchhhh..pleasure..!!
An alternative to consider is the Seinheisser hd600...there is a big following..known n liked for its "neutrality" ..great for classical music..
and vocals..v lifelike sounding too in life concert recordings.
I liked the LittleDot Mk4se, its more beefy, powerful than the Mk3. I had it side by side to the LYR..,and the MK4se sounded more open.
U should have a great time with tube rolling on this amp. ENJOY !
above are my generalisations...my taste..dun shoooooot me. :P
Edited by Lorspeaker - 2/13/14 at 9:15am