Hi guys, long time lurker, only recently signed up. In the market for new headphones, budget got cut down recently due to a little car trouble so I've had to prioritize the funds.
Looking at HD650 or the D5000 realistically. EDIT : maybe HE-400 even?
I listen to lots of different genres so I need something that does well enough with most everything.
Highlights would be vocals / midrange (male and female), I listen to radiohead and porcupine tree as far as rock goes, jazz (mostly mellow and relaxed), female vocalists, bit of hip hop and classical of equal parts(when the mood strikes). It would be in that order most probably, thats not to say it would have to be mainly focused around rock (I've heard enough of radiohead not to mind, as long as the vocal's come out clear).
Alternatively, my budget is around about $500..ish. I'm open to alternatives.
I come from IEM only background (Shure SE530 + Westone 3's), and I wouldn't mind some real bass. I suppose I'm a bit worried about the HD650 because I've never heard the bass on a set of good opens before, and if it's worse than my IEMS then quite honestly I'm not interested. Both of the IEM's lack any sort of impact, the Westone 3's are probably deep enough, but lack any feeling because the whole "Balanced Armature" thing. That said, i'm not really a bass head, I think I'm just a little starved for some decent impact. If the 650's can give me a bit more feeling than a BA IEM in this department, it's in the cards.
My thoughts on the D5000 is mainly mid range, vocals etc. Also soundstage compared to HD650's. Again from IEMS, I'd like for the sound not to be in my head anymore. For that I'll just use the IEMS.
Both strictly for use at home, for musical listening only (will be playing games etc with them as well, but I dont care at all how they do in that regard). I've got an O2 amp already, will be getting the ODAC when its released as well.
Eventually I'm going to get a new set of CIEM's when the funds permit, probably MG6Pro's or UM Merlins, so the HD650's might complement those well in terms of being a different sound signature, maybe, I dont know, just putting it all on the table for any help I can get.
Thanks guys, much appreciated in advance.