More of a sidegrade than anything else. Will depend on your sound preferences, preferred genres. Even then, the X10 seem like too much of a hassle.
I though the new RE-400/600 were the ones that had vents. Don't remember the RE-262 having vents. Not sure about the RE-272, but probably doesn't.
Guess the XB500s are out of the equations then. How about the new XB line? Seem to look pretty sleek, haven't heard them, so not sure about the sound. You'll have to do a bit more research on that. Also the HD25-1, great on-ears, fantastic bass kick, tight, aggressive sound. Amazing isolation, almost IEM-esque. Might be above budget though. Used, some sellers, you could get a better deal. Not sure about the EU situation with these though.
Also the LP2. Over-ear, but still pretty portable. No leakage outwards, but average isolation. Plenty of bass, fits right under that budget. Aesthetics are pretty nice IMO.
Preferred genres, sound preferences? Any consideration/opinions towards build?
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Then try out the M50, good overall tonality for rock, sometimes a bit metallic in the treble. The SRH840 also do quite well for rock.
The TMA-1 would be quite a different phone from the HD25-1. Much, much, darker, and warmer as well. Not very fast transients compared to the Senns, so might not keep up as well for electronic. Try the K618 or the M80s yet? Different approaches to sound, better comfort IMO. If you like the K550, might want to look into the DT1350 (haven't heard them personally though).
The Philips have much, much more bass. The quantity can get excessive. The RE-262 have more texture, goes deeper, softer notes but somehow more articulate, from memory. Don't even need to compare the rest of the spectrum. The RE-262s are the more proficient phones, through and through.
Preferred genres, sound preferences? Any consideration/opinions towards isolation, build?
MH1Cs are pretty fun and bassy, good for techno and pop. Also one of the few IEMs at that price with mic/remote capabilities.
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