Hi, I just saw this thread now,, and i'm more than happy for find this.
My current headphone is ATH-M50 which is good, but I know I should buy a real audiophile headphone.
So until this moment my list is:
Expensive headphones (Fostex TH900 vs Ultrasone Edition 8)
Less expensive (Fostex TH600 vs Ultrasone Signature DJ vs Signature Pro)
All my music are lossless (1411 kbps/44.1 kHz) and i'm listening by headphone only, (Asus Xonar ST, DragonFly1.2)
The EQ always flat, and I like how M50 sounds with flat EQ.
I listen to all kinds of music 3% Classic and 80% EDM (progressive house, techno house)
I won't accept a non-bassy headphone, it should be near to M50 bass (quantity)
I like how my M50 sounds specially at bass, and I like that M50 doesn't need amp, and my Dragonfly1.2 do play it nice
But I know i'm missing alot with my M50, I can feel that, I know that i'm not hearing the full tracks sound.
And I don't mind if my next headphone will need an amp, but it will be better if not.
And I think I prefer a closed can because it's bassy and isolated, I don't care much for portability or how good it looks. (the sound is my only goal)
I will be so thankful if anyone can suggest a headphone for me (even a headphone not in my list), and should I buy a new USB dac/amp for my next headphone or my current Dragonfly1.2 will be enough.
My budget is not more than 2000$ for the headphone and not more than 700$ for a portable USB dac/amp, and for sure the less the cost the better :)
Thanx in advance to everybody.