About to make a headphone purchase, any recommendations?
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Greetings...

I am a relative new to all this high end audio but thankfully a very wise friend showed me the light and introduced me to the wonderful world of headphones. Im a DJ but due to unfortunate circumstances I had to sell my tables
and for monitoring I used a pair of V6's (unmodded). Right now what im looking for in a pair of cans is a) good soundstage, b) nice tight bass, and c) comfort. Some of the cans that I have been looking into are the Philips HP890's and the Denon AHD 950s. I've heard raving reviews about the HP890s but the Denons are where I have many questions. Does anybody out there in the Head Fi world own a pair of these? From the pics that I have seen they look *very* comfy and the specs sport an impressive 2 to 31,000 hz frequency range. I've tried the Ultrasones (once again thanks to my friend) but found the comfort to be appalling, although the sound was more than acceptable. Furthermore I have listened to the Sennheiser HD 590s, and quite frankly, liked the open headphone-type of sound more than the closed. I look forward to any suggestions that you audiophiles can offer!

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I'm not going to be using these headphones for DJing, but more for listening to music (mostly Trance, rap, some jazz, some classical) and watching movies I suppose.

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1) You won't find "tight" bass with the HP890.

2) The HD 590 are open.

3) Ignore the "frequency range" quoted by the manufacturer; it rarely correlates to sound quality.

4) The AHD 950 are closed.

If you do a search for Denon 950 here on Head-Fi, you'll find a few reviews of them
 
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Whoops, just to clarify. When I was speaking in regards to the HD 590s I was comparing their sound to the general sound of closed headphones.



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