Hello everyone, I'm new to this site and I'm hoping someone can give me some advice.
I currently own the Alessandro MS1, I've had them for a couple years now and they're great but I figure it's time to start looking into some new cans. There are an overwhelming number of opinions out there, and even when reading through the recommended links it gets somewhat contradictory so I've come for some help.
I listen to a lot of progressive rock/metal, but also some classic rock and rap. My favorite bands, for reference, are Coheed and Cambria, Dream Theater, Protest the Hero, The Hold Steady, and Childish Gambino. I would use them for movies and gaming as well, but these would be of secondary importance - the quality of listening to music it what I'm most interested in.
I'm not really experienced at articulating what I'm looking for in terms of sound, other than that I want bass that is present and noticeable but not overpowering, good instrument separation, and strong mids for guitar and male vocals.
I have no amp or DAC at the moment, though down the road I may get one if necessary. Preferably, whatever headphones I get would sound great on their own, but could be enhanced by adding an amp/DAC.
At the moment I'm looking for some closed (or semi-open) headphones in the $200-$250 price range that would be a nice complement for what I already have. My interest has been piqued for a number of headphones, namely:
- Audio Techinca ATH-A900X
- Beyerdynamic DT-770 (250 Ohm)
- Shure SRH840
- AKG K550
- V-MODA M80
Any advice is greatly appreciated, whether it's weighing in on these options or suggesting something that may be better suited. Thanks!
I have the shure 840 and im quite a fan. They're well balanced, perhaps a touch of mid emphasis, and i do mean a touch...sorta. Anyway, they do well all round. Here's my review on them, i apologize for some of my slight misunderstandings and mild nieveness, but it was an early production...