I know there have been 1000 threads with this comparison but im looking to make a decision with regards to the type of music i listen to with some of your help hopefully . Ok so looking to decide between the Sennheiser HD800 or the Beyerdynamic T1. Cost is irrelevant.
I listen to a lot of modern music which probably doesnt have the best mastering. A few of the artists i listen to include:
Bow Wow (Rap/Rnb)
Chris Brown (RnB/Dance)
David Guetta (Dance/Electronic)
Drake (Hip Hop)
Lady Gaga (Pop)
London Elektricity (Drum n' Bass)
Mariah Carey (RnB)
Nicki Minaj (RnB/Hip Hop)
Nicole Scherzinger (Pop)
Pendulum (Drum n' bass)
Serge Devant (House)
This is just a small sample of the artists i listen to. As you can see, i pretty much listen to all kinds of genres. Moslty modern music if that matters. Now onto the headphone comparison.
The HD800 has awesome detail resolution, soundstage, and clarity. Those are huge pluses for me. However i hear that it can be too analytical and not very 'musical'. I suppose those are negatives for my kind of music.
As for the T1, it's more of a jack of all trades. It does well with all genres and is more musical than the HD800. Advantage T1. But i hear that it's not as good as the HD800 in soundstage or detail retrieval. Kind of off putting.
So what does Head-Fi think is the better choice for me? Im still a noob to hi-fi audio. Only recently got into the game but im looking forward choking the life out of my wallet in return for quality sound .
I'll be looking to pair whichever headphone with a nice amp like one of the Woo ones, and maybe the Schiit Biforst or similar dac.
Thoughts would be very welcome