Right now listening to "Thunderous Classics" on a CD that my daughter found for me....without a case; years ago. It sounds great on my new Sennheiser HD600. A long study indicated that many folks find the higher up HD650 to have too much over-powering bass, these 600s are just right and match my room with the sub and surrounds for the big classical stuff just right!
So I have now taken total revenge on my sucky room! The Sennheiser HD600 for classical and the Alessandro MS2i for rock!
Speaking of the Beatles "Rock" CD, the MS2i absolutely NAILS that sucker! Almost TOO much information!
Anyway; take THAT darned fireplace!!
I can mow start a fire in you without you "burning ME up"!!
EDIT: Actually; I should add that my room and speaker system always sounded great with classical; lots of ambiance and drive, sounded outstanding! No problem there! Just couldn't listen to classical on phones if I'd wanted to since the MS2i put me right up at the conductors' podium rather than back a few rows where the music sounds best!