I already have Ultimate Ears 700 IEMs and want to get a pair of bassier cans right now. I have an amp (electric avenue pocket amp 2) and the source will be mostly my laptop(Lenovo x220) (like >80% of the time) and an iPod touch 2g and an entry level receiver(Yamaha something ;) ). I dont wanna invest greatly into an DAC and my music consists mainly of 320 kbps mp3s, CDs and a couple of vinyl. I listen to rap/indie rock/electronica.
Since I have a big head and tried some cans on a few comments: Audio Technica 700(I assume M5s are similar?) was definately uncomfy, as was Sennheiser HD25-I, since they clamped too much.
Comfortwise best were the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm, but I'm not quite sure if it sounds good with the laptop output. I also considered CAL, but haven't tried them out yet. Any suggestions for good value/money headphones considered I live in europe and can't enjoy the nice american market and prices :-/
Edit: Forgot to mention: DT770 = 150 Euros, CAL = 60 Euros, M5 = 160 Euros, Shure SH440(couldnt also try) is like 80 Euros.
Edited by mart1 - 7/16/11 at 4:31am