I have a buddy out in Cali who is interested in getting a good starter set up. He wants to bypass the initial head-fier stage of M50's unamped and such since he doesn't want to waste his money by upgrading in 6 months. I will probably be building the amp and DAC for him because that way it will be much cheaper but the headphones are something I cannot build... duh.
He's looking for something with good resolution and detail that doesn't lack good bass. He's not a basshead but he likes some healthy bass and probably wouldn't enjoy a headphone that was light on bass. I'm having trouble thinking of a good headphone under $200 that will do it. He doesn't care open or closed but I'd prefer if he went open
Does anyone have any ideas? Please don't suggest something you haven't auditioned as thats the whole reason I'm coming to this thread!
I saw the suggestion for the DT990 Pro. How sibilant are they compared to the DT990/2005 version (like I have)? My pair had some harsh highs before I started using a tube amp, and I'm not sure if he's going to like the tube sound.
Any other suggestions?