Originally Posted by Wile E
That is my point, it is absolutely impossible to judge accuracy of the sound stage.
Those are the 225's, not the 225i's. The i models are much improved. I did not like the non i models.
And of course those 280's look bad in that company, they are significantly cheaper than any other can on there. lol.
Again, very good, closed back, $100 or less cans. If the headphones you want to compare do not meet both of those criteria, they do not qualify as a competitor.
Nah, I have already said I am not going to compare the HD280Pro, it is there for reference say the 225i s are bright.
Interesting that you said, the curve is from the Headroom 225i measurement, maybe they missed out the i, or they are really just the 225. Well, to my ears and most members that have experience of many other headphones, I doubt any of them will not call them the brighter of the brunch. I am not going to argue further, if you like the headphones it is good! I've own a few extremely polarizing headphones and continue doing so, one might say they are best every, but the next reply can be worst headphones ever but what matters most is if you like it, it is good. Well the one looking bad there is the unidentified Grados 225/225i, which I am not sure anymore. :P
M50 is around the same price as the HD280Pro if you do a bit of shopping, K701 is the same tier as the Grados, and many say it is very bright and thin.
Again, these are totally my personal opinion, many people disagrees with it. The best written text could do is to describe the basic signature of the headphones, and its just impossible to pin point the sound to the audience. Its like trying to map out a painting in words. I have stopped trying to do that.