« Last post by Immersion on Today at 01:56:34 PM »
An 'accurate' headphone, isn't intended to sound 'good' as such. They are intended to reproduce the source material accurately.
When I use my Shure E500s and SRH840s for mastering, everything initially sounds hard and middley, as I'm used to using a pair of phones with a 'smiley eq' frequency response on a daily basis (for comfort and sound isolation) and my ears have gotten used to their sound signature.
trust me studio reference "sound" can sound both good an accurate. With headphones the amp plays a big role which gives every one different experiences. accurate is not = boring and flat sounding.
The difference this time is I have no strict budget, since I am ready to spend money for a high end headphone in the price range of K812