In the U.S. you can start to get into some good (not great) cans for $50 to $70--although some will need or greatly benefit from an amp.
Where do you live? Someone may be familiar with your market.
Are you OK with open cans? Although they leak sound, better sound stages tend to be found in open cans.
What will be powering these cans? Do you use an amp?
You currently have basshead cans. What sound signature are you seeking?
Do you need his cans to be portable?
I'm living in Europe.
The cans don't need to be. Fully closed, but they should isolate atleast a little bit.(the xb500's aren't closed,either)
I'll be powering them with my PC(no amp) and my phone(the xb500's have enough volume on the lowest setting of the phone)
They don't need to be portable at all.
I'd like something that sounds less muddy than the uneq'd xb500's. Something that makes me seperate the instruments better. The xb's just lack the clarity and soundstage I'd like for my music style. Bass is nice, but it shouldn't be overpronounced or low-quality. If I want bass, I'd just change to the xb500's.
I like to listen to music on fairly low volume, so they should provide good sound even on low volumes.
Edited by UnknownAX - 2/28/13 at 10:32pm