I am looking to purchase a somewhat hi-end pair of open back cans. I already have the closed cans that I want, and plan on keeping for a long time. With that said, I'm looking for some open back cans to complement them. I have been looking at the Beyerdynamic T1 and the Hifiman HE-500's. I listen to a wide variety of of music Rock, Hard Rock, Classical, Jazz, Pop, and others. I really love good vocals, and guitar representation.
I'm not new to the world of headphones, and I know what I don't want. I do not want a pair of Sennheisers that have that Sennheiser "veil". I have owned the Audeze LCD-2, and while they had a great sound, they were too dark of a signature for my taste. While I love the grado sound for most of my music, they aren't all that comfortable for extended wear imo. I do not want a pair of cans that are lacking in the low end as in generally described with the K702's and HD800's.
What I am looking for is a fun sounding can, that isn't overly emphasized in the bass area (i.e. I dont want them to rattle my earlobes like the DarthBeyers I owned). A mild emphasis in the low end wouldn't be a bad thing. Clean and clear mids. Not rolled off treble.
I will be buying or building an amp for whatever I end up purchasing. Thanks everyone for your time, and help. Much Appreciated.