- Feb 5, 2007
I listen to new rock and classic rock. Pink Floyd and Allman Brothers to Foo Fighters and Linkin Park but sometimes Depeche Mode and the Cure both live and studio versions of all my music. I use a laptop or iPod for my source and my music is mostly high VBR mp3s. I have a pair of Senn PX100, love the sound and a pair of ATH-A700 that I really like too. I want an open pair in the $100-$200 range. I would like at least as much bass then my 700s, but I want it crisp like the ATH-A700s are, not muddled. I have narrowed to Beyer DT 440, DT 770, Senn HD-595 and HD-555, and the Audio Technica ATH-AD700. I have a large head and big ears, not as big as Spocks, but you know what I mean. The ATH-A700s fit fine and I can't even tell I have the PX100s on when I am wearing them. That is what I am looking for as well as the open stage effect. BTW, I have taken Grado and Alessandro out of the running because of comfort and durability issues I have read about (more with the Grado then the Alessandro). Input appreciated.