Hey guys i'm a relatively new audiophile. I started out on the ATH M50s which everyone was saying were the best intro cans. I enjoyed them for a bit then I got hungry for more and bought the Ultrasone Pro 750 which were ok, but being summer here I can't use them to walk around and on the subway because they make me sweat :). So I bought the ATH ESW9A portables and i love it, such a great sound in a set of portables.
Now I've got the itch again and i need to take it to the next level and i'm wondering if anyone had any suggestions. I'm not a basshead but i need some kick in the lows, but of course nothing muddy. I listen to everything so that's probably not helpful. Budget wise I can't spend more than $400. Any thoughts?
Try the HD 600/650.
Closed? Why don't you just use your portables on the subway and an open at home. Open are usually less bassy and a much more interesting sound signature, soundstage in particular.
Take a look at the DT 880s, they are supposed to be fairly neutral and they are closed. I've never tried them though.
Edited by jmarsiglio - 8/10/12 at 10:22am