I am listening to my AKG K240 Monitors 600 ohms (NOT the Studios) from both my ODAC+O2 amp and my vintage Nakamichi receiver, and I must say I am impressed by the sound considering it's relatively old and cheaper than other headphones. I actually prefer the sound to the Beyer DT 880s as it sounds more natural and like a live performance. Problem is, the soundstage is not that good, and I would like to upgrade to something a little more clear and articulate.
I'm sure they're many people here who are familiar with the AKG K240 Studio version, but those are IMHO worse than the Monitor version. Treble is too shrill, and there's this low mids hump that annoys me sometimes. So, to those who have listened to the MONITOR version, are there any other phones that are similar in sound signature but with better resolution, soundstage, imaging, etc.? I have considered the AKG K712 or K702 Annie, both of which have good reviews, but then there is also the Q701 which I have never tried. I have the HD 580, and while is is better sounding, there's just not enough treble detail for me. Any suggestions?