Background: I have a pair of Mad Dogs that I bought for use at work. I don't really need much isolation, but I don't mind having some, as the HVAC in my office isn't exactly quiet. That said, I have moderate hearing loss starting around 4kHz and it rolls off progressively to about -60 dB at 10 kHz. For my HE-500 cans, I use a Behringer DEQ2496 to boost the higher frequencies to pick up some detail on the high end.
I'm not enjoying the Mad Dogs sound as much as I like wearing them. They are *super* comfortable. I find that the highs are just too laid back for me and I'd rather not have to buy an EQ for my office, so I was thinking about getting a pair or headphones that aren't as warm as the Mad Dogs. Would the DT880 (edit: Premiums) fit the bill? I wanted to get some feedback from the head-fi folks before doing so. What do you think? What other mid-fi cans of good quality and comfort are comparable to the DT880 on the high end that I should consider? I don't want to spend more than $250-300, as I'd like to sell the Mad Dogs to make up for most of the replacement cost if I like the replacements... Thoughts??