Originally Posted by cel4145
[quote name="Dragonzeanse" url="/t/715497/rock-and-games-over-ear-headphones-for-300#post_10479649"Also, as I close, I'd like to say that although I understand your rationale for placing Tyll's opinions over everyone else's . . . [/quote]
I didn't place Tyll's opinion over everyone else's. I place Tyll's opinion, the measurements he took, and ALL the other head-fiers who have described those headphones as bassy over YOUR opinion. Get over it.
"Get over it."
I don't understand why you're getting so worked up about someone's opinion over the internet.
Sorry, OP, some "audiophiles" happen to practice solipsism without realizing the irony. I listen to British rock, myself, and in spite of the bassy signature present in the Fidelio X1s, I find them quite enjoyable. That said, they might not be for you. I can recommend AKG Q701s (or possibly K702s). They're very detailed-sounding but you're going to want an amp to drive them. Also, if you're still considering those closed headphones you mentioned, I don't recommend the Momentums because of their bassy signature. It's not the most emphasized bass I've heard, but if Fidelio X1s are off-limits, I'd say scratch that off the short-list, too. I asked a friend about this thread, and he suggests the Audio Technica ATH-AD900Xs. I'm not sure about that since it's been said that they have, ahem, "punchy bass." He says it wasn't enough to him, but I think that's because he wasn't really used to open headphones.
Like cel4145 said (assuming he's, ahem, listened to them), the Beyerdynamic DT880 Pros could fit your criteria, too. You'll want an amp for them, though.