A 'round a week ago i posted a thread in here, after reading reviews for not more cans that you can count on one hand, but it wouldn't take long for me to realize that there are many more headphones out there than I just thought. But since then I've read almost everything on this forum, and really 'done my homework'. But apparently still haven't found 'my' cans.
Back then I was considering a can for 'round 150$, but after reading one spell-bounding review after another, I realized that I'll have to take a step up on my budget plan. So now I'm planning to spend 2-300$ on my future headphones.
My 'dream-cans' look like this:
Amped: No, I'll play it unamped from my iPod classic or my laptop.
Sound: I would like a 'fun' sound, not neutral enough to make it boring to listen to for hours. I would like to be able to 'fly away' into the sound. A spell-binding sound. I also prefer decent mids, that makes me really feel the details of the vocalist. Also the bass matters for me, as I am a bassplayer myself. It don't necessarily have to be very loud, I would just like it to be really clean and tight.
Soundstage: I would prefer a soundstage as huge as possible. I like to feel like I'm really there. I've even heard some cans who made me feel that i was like 'in' the music, if that makes any sense to you.
Portable: I will both use them on 'the run' and at home, so isolation matters alot. But the size of the cans don't really bother me, as I actually really like the look of big badass cans, and as I'm always carrying a bag, so it won't be any problem carrying them while not listening.
Genres: The cans will be used for mostly jazz(both soft and bop), funk and bigband, blues and trip-hop, but I also listen to electronica, house, hip hop and world.
Did i forget anything? Ask if you wan't a more specific 'wishing list'.
As far as now I've considered the:
AKG 271, SHURE 840, SHURE 750DJ and M50's
I would be grateful if you could help me,
Thanks on advance!
Edited by noaboa - 12/7/10 at 11:48am