I'm new to HeadFi and to higher quality audio, but I suppose this is the group for me. I have the e11 paired with xb500's.... vibrates my ear lobes, but I have been wanting something with equal or near equal bass that is tighter... Any suggestions? Budget is <$200
Also I might mention I've been looking at the Pro-700mk2 but haven't ever heard a pair
M-Audio Q40. I've used XB500 before too, now I could never go back. xD Together with FiiO E11 it's a good pair as the bass boost on E11 tends to also boost the lower-mids slightly which is a good thing for Q40 (a bad thing for XB500 as it's too forward around 250-300Hz area especially).
FiiO E11 + Q40 is among your best bets for budget good quality basshead experience. It's pretty close to XB500 quantity wise but with much better bass quality, tighter, punchier, more controlled and textured, everything basicly and the mids and highs are reasonably neutral sounding.
Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 2/28/13 at 2:12pm