While in the transaction of moving to Japan from the UK, I couldn't help but get distracted about how much more available headphones and headphone amps are here! Well I haven't really looked in London but yeah so....
As I'm moving into my girlfriends, I can't go down my usual route of full blown Hi-Fi like I have back home.
So these factors combined have led me to the decision on a new real good pair of cans!
I'm not a crazy Head-Fi man (yet) all my gear is relatively cheap, I have an ATH-A500 (I actually quite these considering it was like 40 gbp), ATH-Pro500 I think the same as M50... Maybe I'm wrong and finally sens HD555.
I also own the E7-E9 combo as an Amp/DAC.
Now the important stuff.
Anyways, as you can see all these phones are under the £100/ 10000 yen mark but this time I'm looking for something a bit more serious! around 50000 yen / £350 but I have to keep around this budget unfortunately, money isn't seemingly abundant at 18 years old .
Open or Closed not fussed, however, I don't want to get a pair of great sounding opens with a lack of bass impact
Now I like a good amount of bass but I'm not a bass head, if you know what I mean?? maybe?
I like impact and quality but CAN NOT stand overwhelming amounts of BOOM.
I don't like very bright sounding phones, but I don't mind a little bit of sparkle in the top end.
I mainly listen to Classic Rock... Pink Floyd, Eagles, Guns n Roses, Def Leppard and a fair bit of classical mostly romantic classical which is mostly quite thick in texture, if this means anything to you.
Now the headphones I've read up on (here funnily enough), are the DT990's (meant to have good bass for an open) Denon AHD5000 (quite tempted by these actually), ATH-A2000x (Don't know much about these, but since I seem to like the AT sound would like to know some more) and finally the Sens HD650 and HD600's.
Help is MUCH MUCH MUCH appreciated!