I am in need of Audiophile guidance!
I currently own the ATH-M50's (shocker) and i am powering them with an Audioengine D1.
The M50's do have a very nice, clear and full sound, however i find them very "closed."
When i close my eyes and visualize where the sound is coming from, it's from the headphones, aka from inside/very close to my head.
I also own the Audioengine A5+ which are great, however i would love some open headphones which could give me more of that open / bigger soundstage feel.
At first i looked at the Beyerdynamic DT-990 and DT-880 but have since also looked at sennheiser HD-650.
The reason for the price jump is that i "unfortunately" listened to my friends' Grado GS1000's and i fell in love with that huge soundstage sound they have. So true to the live recordings and not fatiguing at all.
I do not plan on selling my M50's, since they still have their perks as closed headphones, however their lack of comfort and the semingly very small soundstage is a real problem for me.