If I upgrade my iem, I'm currently looking at the Westone UM3X
I'm a bit overwhelmed by how many good quality full size headphones there are out there. Basically, the reason I am considering on getting a can over a iem is if it has superior sound quality to even the top tier universal iems, such as the se530, westone 3, westone um3x, and the triple.fi 10.
So if I spend the same price on a pair of cans as I would on any of those iem's, will the sound quality be significantly increased?
This is the type of music I listen too: Mostly European styled metal, all forms of it. Symphonic, power, folk, gothic, doom and many unique flavors of the bands own nationality and history. Most of the bands I listen to use at least 2 or more of the types of sound I listed above at once. So basically it covers all the spectrums of sound. Anything from a heavy power act ending in an insane quitar solo, to orhestra, to power ballads, orhestral ballads, male fronted and female fronted groups.
A few band examples: Kamelot, Delain, Draconian, Sonata Arctica, Tyr, Nightwish, etc etc...
The other types of music I listen too on occasion but not nearly as much is stuff like classic rock of america and some electronic (particularly psy-trance, ambient, etc.)