Hi i am currently in the process of looking for a new headphone to replace my ms1i as i couldnt use it for long hours due to its brightness, clamp force (i am wearing specs btw) and it is making me fatigue as i use them for 3 to 5 hrs daily (Gaming and music mostly). I am still new to the audiophile world so kindly forgive me for any mistake
I went to jaben-my to audition a few of the cans and i kinda liked the
HD 598 - everything was ok except for its detail which kinda lack its full body feel
ms2i - was smooth and excellent but it is almost as forward as my ms1i (i read somewhere that forward might also be the cause to my fatigueness)
he-300 - the unit was new and not properly driven yet so i couldnt judge it properly. It feels like ms2i but softer (maybe it is harder to drive)
cans that wasnt to my liking was the dt 880 250ohm, the treble is not my cup of tea. HD 650 was boring .... and the staff mention that i need an amp to actually bring colours and life to it. HD 600 is not available as it has been discontinued ~ i couldnt get much detail on he300 vs ms2i and hd 600
I am looking for any cans around $250-300 and would most probaly buy it from jaben although it will be much more exp compared to amazon but warranty is an issue to me.
Any suggestion on which would be the best choice for me?
Perhaps pairing the MS2i with a tube or hybrid amp that could tame its treble a bit will meet your needs.