I'm finding it really hard to judge the low end of my mixes on my Sennheiser HD650s. I know that's the kind of thing you expect from mixing on headphones (I read the article in SOS multiple times), but still. More than once I've only realised my bass-dominated mixes were that way after listening to them on PC desktop speakers + subwoofer or, would you believe, on earbuds on the train. Which really makes no sense to me given their diminutive dimensions.
I'm starting to think the HD650s just make everything sound... nice. Which is great if you just want to enjoy your music collection but not so much if you're trying to get your tunes to sound good on everything else! I can usually hear the bass problems on the cans after identifying them, but it never sounds as bad and I never seem to just get it right the 1st time around. There's been a lot of me iterating through the cycle of listening, comparing to commercial mixes, tweaking then rinsing and repeating lately.
Has anybody else had similar problems?
I found the opposite to be true - they are accurate and it was easier to judge the bass
I think there is something to be said for working on monitors/headphones that have less of everything but are still pretty balanced - that seems to make you work harder but still be reasonably confident in what you are hearing