As the title suggests I am torn between what headset to buy!
I had been researching for a long time (before christmas) till now to find out what I wanted.
A little info on me:
I have Phonak Audeo PFE 122, which have been set as analytical IEM's in a IEM mashup thread on here.
I really like the level of detail they provide! the treble is so sparkly yet not to prominent. What I lack from those would be some more low end bass (maybe called sub bass, I am not sure), and even maybe some more detailing.
And that is what I seek from a set of cans.
I have listened to the D2000 back a week before christmas, but I did not have the time to listen to them properly.
So today I used the Beyer DT 770 80 ohm PRO, and was shocked at how badly they sound contra what I remembered them as. I am using them home (it's my brothers) so I can really test them out against my PFE122.
They really lack detail compared to those. Sure the Beyer have lots of bass and treble, but the treble is not that refined at all.
That got me thinking that I might be remembering the D2000 wrong. Is it a good detailed can? or would I be better off with the D5000, or maybe some of the sennheiser models.
My gear atm is either my desktops onboard dac and amp, or my Onkyo HT-R370 used as dac and amp.
My music that I am testing it with for clarity is flac files and apple lossless primarily. I do use some youtube videos as well to get voice and such.
So now I dont have any idea what to get! I have read alot about all these cans, and I seem to find a trend that people call the HD 650, 600 and 598 a bit veiled, as in not that much detail in the treble, and to lack some low end bass (sub bass?) and to be more warm. Is this correct, and how would it be compared to the denon lineup or even better, to the PFE 122 or Beyer DT770's.
I would want my new cans to have a good detailed treble, I really hate headsets without good detail there (almost makes me want to cry). And I would want them to have bass and bass extension. I am not a bass head anymore, I just still like to have my bass at normal levels, and that is what is missing on my PFE 122, there could be a litlle bit more bass and some more low end bass.
I hope this is not too much to ask for, so I hope that all you out there with some knowledge and experience could help me here! My budget can stretch to around the price of D5000 and HD 650's. maybe more if that set of cans would be the obvious choice.
With help from all the inputs I bought the D2000's.
Edited by mikkelmmk93 - 3/26/12 at 12:02pm