Hey all, first off I'd like to express the immense appreciation that I feel for the Head Fi community, you guys have really helped me out over the last couple of years I've been lurking and sometimes posting.
My Beyer DT 990s 600 Ohms are no longer functional, since one of the speakers isn't working and I bought them through ebay (thus no warranty). If anybody has any suggestions for what I should do with this, I'd be glad to hear them, but the point is that I'm buying new headphones. The Beyers were too bright for me, and thus I think I'm gonna have to stay away from the U shaped sound signature for a while.
I'm fully aware that I'm comparing apples to oranges, but my decision is still relatively difficult. I'm driving my phones through a E7 E9 combo, I don't have any EQing software and most of my library is 320kbps.
Most of the music I listen to is electronic dance music, although i'd also like my headphones to sound good for pop/rock etc. Right now I mostly listen to my Monster TP Copper. They sound amazing, but sometimes I get tired of having something inside of my ears for too long.
Clearly, tight bass is paramount, but I'm flirting with the idea of having something that really rocks your head and you can feel. My budget would be around $300. I guess my real question would be, after having the 990's, would the XB 1000s just be a downgrade from audiophile quality to something that resembles Skullcandy? I've never listened to any of the XBs but I heard the 1000s are significantly better than the 700s.I have always been attracted to the HD650s, but I'm afraid it won't be a real change to what I usually hear and thus somewhat boring. I haven't listened to any + $100 Senns either.
Thanks all, hope to hear a wide variety of opinions to help me choose. And BTW, if you have any other suggestions, feel free to share them.