Hi, I'm interested in picking up some $100-$150 headphones and I was looking at things like Sennheiser HD 558 or V-MODA Crossfade LP. However, I have a big concern. My only experience with $100 and up headphones was with my friends AKG240's, while using them I noticed a problem. Whenever a cymbal is hit or someone says a word that has the S sound it would hurt my ears. It wasn't his set up as the same thing happened even when hooked up to something of mine. I've seen the term "peaky treble" which sounds like the problem or maybe my ears are too sensitive? I was hoping someone could offer some advice.
As a side note, I noticed this problem with the high priced Turtle Beach headphones as well.