A few years ago some coworkers of mine let me try out their high-end headphones. At the time I had no idea what money could buy - IIRC I had just gotten my XM2s and I didn’t even know you could buy amplifiers specifically for headphones.
I got to try three pairs that day. One was a Grado, the other one was an open LCD, and the last one was a bulky closed-back. I don’t remember what it was.
Maybe you can help me figure out what it was?
That pair stood out to me, because the sound-stage sounded insanely wide. It was as if… I was in the middle of a concert hall, where sound sounded super expansive, yet very warm and inviting. Dunno how to better describe it. It’s also been a long time, so my memory could be screwing with me. I also don’t remember which song I listened to (it wasn’t my playlist).
Other things that come to mind:
They had wooden backs (but memory is a little hazy)
They were relatively bulky and heavy
They were expensive, perhaps between $1000-2000
After some googling, I think they might have been the LCD-XC with the Mahogany backs.
Does that sound right?
Any other headphones that come to mind based on my description?