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View Full Discussion These are my favorite headphones, I have the version with removable cables - https://drop.com/buy/64090. My other headphones are:
FOSTEX TH-X00 Ebony
Dekoni Blue Fostex
Thinksound ON2 (R.I.P. Thinksound)
Meze 99 Noir
Sennheiser 599, 600, 650, 700
Phillips Fidelio M1 MKII
Sony MDR 7520
Sony MDR 7506
JVC HA-SZ2000 (most bass-y bass cans I have, but requires eq. Imagine sticking your head into a subwoofer box - they are just silly, I laughed when I first heard these through my Schiit amp)
Audio Technica ATH-AD900X
Audio Technica ATH-M50x
Koss Porta Pros!
I'm not saying the EMUs are the best, but they are the ones I'd take if I were trapped on a deserted island, not including IEMs (then I'd take K10s). I'm not good enough to review these, but I'll say that they are bass-centric, like bass cans for audiophiles. They are close to Fostex TH-XOO Ebonies, but they sound slightly better and are more comfortable to me.
I highly recommend these, if you think the sound signature suits you.
p.s., I keep seeing people say these are closed back, they are semi-closed. They have some gaps where the sound leaks and this is an intentional part of the design.
Yeah I'm looking at these for an "upgrade" from my purple heart . I love them but I am not a bass head so I can lose a bit of bass in favor of mids. These seem to have that. I think I just love that fostex driver. I've tried so many head phones and none of them resonate with me like that purple hearts. If the E-Mu teaks don't do it I've decided the purple hearts will be what I stick with for forever.
I highly recommend the Sivga SV003 and SV006. They do need after-market pads, such as the Brainwavz Micro Suede. Let me know if you want to know more.
I have similar experience except I have Denon AH-D2000, and I tried so many headphones to upgrade but always come back to this at the end.
In the end I realize sound signature is more important than simply higher resolution.