The type of headphone I am looking for is: closed or open-back
My price range is: high
I like to listen to: Metal, rock, hardcore and the sub-genres of those three
I will be using them for: home only
So I have had the chance to own and try quite a number of different headphones, each with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. However, I have yet to find my ‘Goldilocks’ headphone that is ‘just right’ for me.
I currently own a number of high-end headphones like the Focal Stellia, Clear, and Elegia, Abyss Diana, Kennerton Vali, and Fostex TH-600. Now, I like many aspects of each of these headphones, but none really get close enough to the exact sound that I want for my music. To be honest, the one I keep coming back to the most is the TH-600, which is the cheapest of them all…
For my next headphone, I’m planning on buying the TH-900. But I’d like to ask what else should I look at or consider? I mostly listen to metal and rock music and sound signature wise I like headphones that are clear, have good resolution, great dynamics and impact, slightly elevated bass, great neutral mids and non-fatiguing highs and overall sound. They also should be as detailed and resolving as possible without becoming too unforgiving with imperfect recordings.
Some headphones that I have been interested in are:
- Fostex TH-900, TH-909
- Campfire Audio Cascade
- ZMF Aeolus
- Verite/ VeriteClosed
- Klipsch HP-3
- Audeze line? (I have heard a few of the Audeze’s and thought they were too dark and off-sounding, want to give them another try though)
- Abyss Diana V2, Diana Phi, 1266
- Hifiman HE-6SE, Susvara, Arya, HE-1000
- Sony MDR-Z1R
- Denon 7200, 9200
- Meze Empyrean
- Final D8000, D8000 Pro
Any suggestions and opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!