I am about to upgrade my headphones from my old 'budget'Sennheisers and have, on the basis of reviews narrowed my search down(rather unscientifically) to the 701 and 550.
all my music is played through my Marantz M-CR603 . My favourite music is 70's dub Reggae where often the sound quality is rather poor ( either through purchased CD's, or just downloaded through ITunes~just the Standard stuff,eg.no lossless etc) due to the basic recording techniques.
Question is, would the 701's be'too good' for poor quality recordings?~ From reading general reviews I have noted that some headphones are said to be'unforgiving'of less than perfect recordings..
~I am not in a position to actually audition headphones, so would appreciate opinions/advice