Heya, I am interested in the Fostex T50RP Mk3 headphones and have just stepped into the black hole of mods and online advice/reviews.
I'm digging the sound/price/quality balance they seem to have, and even with the dac/amp-requirements I'm leaning towards getting a set (and therefore also a dac/amp situation).
But! I am now aware that I have next to no experience with audio neutrality.
Question: Are the T50Rp Mk3s the right place to start??
I got a set of Beats a couple years ago (which I now know tend to summon forth pitchforks and fire...), and am concerned that when I read about sound being described as "clinical" or "technical" alongside "neutral" that I'd find the Mk3s "impersonal" / "analytical" rather than simply an enjoyable experience.
FYI an idea of what music I play a lot:
Gojira / John Lee Hooker / Kings of Leon / Slipknot / Kyuss / Soundgarden / Jeff Buckley / The Black Keys / Death / The Doors / Fever Ray / Hozier / In Flames / Korn / Tracy Chapman / Chris Whitley / Christine and the Queens / Tool / etc...
Outside of listening to music for its own sake, I write a lot and nearly always have something playing while I do so.
Any advice / expectation-management / opinions on Mk3 for above music types would be very much appreciated!!