Alright, my last thread, I asked of you which I should get. It wasn't a smart question.
Now that I've had a very helpful discussion with someone, here's my new question; I sincerely need your opinions and suggestions. Thank you.
I'm going to be studying sound engineering next year as well as producing music and composing as another route for my future. Therefore, I need to invest in some top tier IEMs or fullsize cans... I currently own CK10s and as far as my knowledge goes with headphones, the best ones I've heard were the Beats. I'm looking for something to best both of these, something that'll blow me away, as well as something to aid me in my path to becoming a fully knowledgeable audiophile, and an engineer or producer. My main interest is vocal-led Ballads, as well as korean Pop and hip hop. :) and I've heard that since all these are produced in a studio I don't need top tier equipment because there isn't much detail to be heard unlike raws like songs recorded live. However, I do love paying attention to whatever detail is in the song such as a small sound effect that is barely noticeable with regular equipment, so I can get to know the songs inside out.
Now, I'm not sure if I should go the flatter route with the UE Reference monitors, or JH13s or if I should just have some fun with the colored route JH16 and UE18. I'm afraid that the emphasized bass on the Jh16 would affect ballad songs. Basically I need to figure out what will provide me with coverage for professional use (like in studios) as well as just casual listening when I go out to like the beach or the mall.
Now here comes the JH 3As. Now, I'm not 100% knowledgeable on this, but I do "get" it. However, I don't have a portable source that can provide a digital signal (I use a Samsung M1, and considerring getting an ipod touch 4). Is it still worth it to get the JH3As when I'm mostly going to be using it on the go with an analog signal? Also, Samsung mp3 players have DNSe, are you guys familiar with it? I can't live without it T_T and when I get another portable source... I'm probably going to miss it ALOT.
Lastly, I'm wondering what the sound difference is between a full size headphone worth ~1300 and a custommold IEM like a JH16 or UE 18.
Thank you ALL!
o btw. I kinda like fun over flat. xD but if flat is best for me I don't mind.
Examples of what I listen to: