I think you're over thinking. If the genres you post are your go to ones, seems like the MA900 easily wins out over my beloved AD900X. From what I know them, the Philips would be a step further away on the treble end, wouldn't they? Bottom line is you can't get one hp that does it all. From what you say, it seems the MA900 would be your best option... And this from a AD900x fan boy.