No amp, the M50. With amp, the Fostex.
Would you say that the HD25 or the MS400 would be plenty of bass for a basshead compared to the HFI 580? Thank you for helping not only me out but all the other daily questions you guys receive.
The MS400 is bassier, more coloured, "fun" sound, odd fit, folds up nicely into case (check my profile for a full review)
HD25-1-ii is more crisp, punchier sound, better isolation, better durability
About $75 USD.
It's best to try the headphones out at a store first. Some of the people on head-fi will ride on the bandwagon and suggest
and claim that these headphones are better than that, even if they haven't tried both on.
Any large music store should have the M50 available for demo, along with a bunch of Beyers DT770/880/990, AKG K240/270, Sony V6/7506, Senn HD280, Senn HD25-1-ii, Shure 440/840, etc... which are all popular in pro audio.
I'm looking for new headphones. I'm currently using Sony MDR-NC7s, and I'm definitely ready for an upgrade. I've been looking at Sennheiser 280 HD Pro headphones, but I've heard that it's weakest point is rock and metal, which is what I listen to more than anything else. I like headphones with a very full sound, if at all possible. I'm on roughly a $100 budget, and I'm sticking to closed headphones. Any advice?