Hey everyone! I just signed up for an account here because the reviews on this site seem wonderfully helpful and I hope the community can help me out here.
I've been a very low budget headphone user for a while (the most I've ever spent on cans was about $50) and my current set are the Sony XB-300's. They impress me still so you could probably tell I'm not an audiophile as of yet.
I'm about to get a good sum of money and I've been trying to see what I should go with. I'm willing to spend up to $150 currently. Honestly, I'm a bit of a basshead, and I'll admit it fully, but I also have to have a good soundstage and clarity in phones. One of my favorite genres is classical/orchestral music, and the amount of layering in the songs requires a good set of cans to hear everything fully. Here is my shortlist so far, but bear in mind I'm very open minded about this, and I have about 3 weeks to make a decision anyways, since that's when I get the money.
Sony XB-700 (logical steps forward bearing in mind my current set.
SOL REPUBLIC Tracks (Just heard about these, not too familiar.
Again, my list is very small currently. I'm still looking around, and I know some of the best phones are not always the most mainstream. Yes, I'm referring to you, Beats. :)
Anyways, please help me out if you can. I listen to a lot of Rock, Dubstep, and Electronica but just as much Orchestral, Acoustic and calm music as well.
Edited by Mozag - 6/14/12 at 7:17pm