after years in midfi, i decided to Stretch my Limit and jump into higher end. i mostly use closed back headphones, as i live in a noisy City. yesterday i went to a local dealer and listened to beyerdynamic t5p and ultrasone signature pro right off my ibasso dx50.
the sig pro gave me somekind of wow-effect with ist very deep soundstage and excellent Separation. the beyer seemed on par with my beloved srh940 in almost every aspect. so i bought the sig pro.
today i first Thing i did was listening to the ultrasone, which is on my head right now. and what i hear today is not as Magic as yesterday anymore.instead i here the metallic somewhat hollow ultrasone Sound, that has never been my Cup of tea. it is not the case with classical orchestra, which suprises me, but with the other genre i listen to, complex ambient electronica.
so right nor i am a Little torn what to do. as far as i know the only higher end closed back These days would be the audeze lcd xc, but as it is too heavy and not portable at all, i guess i have to decide between the beyer t5p and the sig pro.
to be honest, i owned a srh1540 before and though it is a Little dark sounding and has too much bass emphasis for my likes, i feel, that Overall technical abilitys are slightly above t5p ans sig pro. the mids for example are much more neutral/natural to my ears and Imaging and Detail retrieval seems unmatched.
so do you have any sugestions? i do not believe in cable Sound and amplifiers should do what they are built for: amplifing without changing the Sound. so both things will not be the solution i am looking for. to be honest: i own a k701 for years and to me it sounds exactly the same straight of the dx50 compared to fancy 1000$ amps.