I have been looking for good circumaural full sized closed headphones for portable use with a budget up to about $600 for quite some time now... as in almost daily for months. The problem is that whenever I am seriously interested in a pair, I read about a glaring flaw that prevents me from buying them. Below are a few examples:
Yamaha Pro 500: headband and earcup comfort
Sony MDR-7520: pads are too shallow creating comfort issues
Sennheiser HD8 DJ: too bass heavy, unbalanced sound
Focal One Pro: cups too small creating comfort issues
Shure 1540: price/performance ratio doesn't seem up to par, boomy bass
Yamaha PHP-MT220: coiled non-detachable cable
Beyerdynamic T70p: too bright
AKG K550: fit issues, butt ugly
I could keep going, but I think EIGHT examples is plenty enough. Does anyone happen to know about a miracle headphone that I haven't read about? I want solid construction, true circumaural design with good comfort, and a balanced, detailed sound signature (I have DT770 and have concluded after several months of use that they sound terrible. They are horribly shrill and artificial sounding).
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I am so tired of looking for headphones. I have a couple pairs of open headphones that I love, and it wasn't nearly this hard to determine I'd like them without hearing them (HD600, K712).