Hey Q701 gurus, I'm looking for something to upgrade to from the Q701s. I figured I don't need to upgrade my speakers since I can't use them all that much, so I started looking at headphones again.
Problem is, I don't have a huge budget, maybe 600 at the MOST and that would mean saving a bit, but I'm also a huge fan of buying used.
I'm not really sure what kind of sound I'd want from a new pair, since my q701s sound pretty amazing with my e10/e9 combo, but I feel like I'm missing out on something in the music, maybe its bass. Listening to speakers (some dayton bookshelves with a polk psw10 sub, nothing great, but it works) is just more enjoyable, but I live with my family still, so I don't get to use em often.
So I'm looking for something that is better than the q701s, or at least makes up for their weaknesses, which may very well be an impossible task at this price range. I was thinking maybe something like he-400s or HD650s. If it isn't possible to get a good upgrade at this point, then maybe I'll put the money towards IEMs, but I'd like to know if there's something out there that's better that won't empty my bank account.
Edit- Another consideration, maybe the d5000s? I've not heard much about them, but a closed pair with good soundstage would be good too, but only if it sounded rather open.
Edited by lostmage - 6/13/13 at 12:19pm