First post on Head Fi, thanks for having me. I'm in the market right now for a pair of full sized headphones for daily street use with my iPhone 4. I currently use a pair of Sennheiser IE-6's and think they're pretty darn good.
What I need, is a pair that has relatively heavy bass as I listen to a lot of pop and hiphop+ R&B music. so strong lows are what i need.
I've tried out the Beats by Dre Solo, and thought they were absolutely pathetic compared to my IE6, then I tried the Solo HD, better , but still nowhere near what the IE 6 offered. I know its like comparing apples & oranges when trying to match up IEM vs over ears, but in general, those two sucked.
Then i moved on to try the Beats Studio, and i thought the sound was much much better than the previous two, but vocals were still not a 10/10... The bass was plentiful but the vocals i felt like lacked depth. I'd buy the beats studio, but based on what i've read, there's plenty of better choice out there for a similar price?
I also spoke with the shopkeeper who let me try out a pair of Senn HD600's for curiosities sake. I had to crank it on MAX volume on my iphone 4 to get any sort of decent volume... which meant the IP4 and Senn HD 600's wouldnt work w/o an amp. Or am i missing something here?
Would the HD595 have the same problem as HD 598's? I'm a Sennheiser fan, but there's just simply too many choices out there which i am having trouble narrowing down.
price isnt really an issue, as i'm really looking for a rock solid pair of cans which can pair up well with the iphone 4..
If i dont get any good suggestions, i just might have to resort to buying a pair of beats studio!