Originally Posted by nick electro
i listen to minimal techno mostly .
i used to own the HD515 but i want something with better sound quality than the sennheiser HD5XX series.
as i said price range is around 300$.
this is what i like to listen to: (i like it when the sound is crisp and clear)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUOHC7wip2U
Cool, I checked that out. No problems with D600 and minimal techno like that. I'm listening to a mix by The Advent right now Electric Deluxe Podcast 040 and I can try to describe the sound. Percussion is an area where the D600 really does well. Snares are not piercing. Hats are crisp without being shrill. You can turn up the volume and not get fatigued. As for bass kicks, your traditional Roland TR-909 type kicks are round, and hit low. The 'warehouse' comment I made before is still on point. Rather than a very analytical precision bass sound that one might get off a pair of Mackie studio monitors, this is more of rolling thunderous bass. Tight enough, but brings some low end wobble and rumble that many phones lack.
I've had headphones with more punch, like the Sennheiser HD-25 but it had less low end extension and sub bass impact. A very nice headphone the Sony MDR-1r I owned for a while is a really good performer, and I only let it go as I felt my Ex600 edged it out and, importantly handled bass extension and bass quality better. The D600 has quality bass, extends lowand plenty of thumping quantity. The high-end is great. It's not the best for vocals, but for minimal techno, that's not where it's at. It's a guilty head nodding, eye-wincing pleasure.
For around $200USD if you can the D600 you'll be set.