Originally Posted by Gwarmi
Sennheiser PXC 310 should fit the bill
Why recommend portables?
These are super popular ones, they will blow ur mind, but they require amps(well to get full potential, the AHD's..could be driven with an ipod but the other two need an amp) overal this will run $450 so .....just food for thought. my recommendations are all closed btw
Are you a basshead?YES?
HFI 580 more bass, while still has almost studio highs and mids
HFI 780 less bass than 580 but crispier
ATH M50 - not as recommended anymore. it seems the new 2009 post batch isn't as good anymore. Most reviews would go wtiht he HFI 580-look it up
i'd recommend the 580 out of all these, i have them and have personally researched for weeks. most would give the hfi 580 the thumbs up
Most would go with the HFI 580 if u are a basshead that wants good bass but also really nice highs and lows.
Not a basshead? need neutral stuff?
Shure SRH 840
Shure SRH 940 (get this one if u are deciding from 840 to 940)
Sennheiser 500 series. look at reviews, each one is different for differnt music.
i'd recommend teh 940 out of all these.
and for an amp. i'd recommend an ibasso(not an amp, but series), ZO2, or E11.
Get the ZO2 or ibasso for more basshead stuff
Get the E11 if you are into more clear neutral stuff.
also get an FiiO LOD (the L9 preferably) only works with ipod...but who doesn't have an ipod these days