I'm a newbie here after sticking around looking at reviews and comments in the forum and also relatively new to the world of high end equipments (about three months). I've always been itching to ask questions here but due to the lack of experience in the audio field, I restrict myself in order to prevent myself from sounding dumb .
Although I'm relatively new to the headphone gear, I have always been a sound enthusiast since I ventured to the world of earbuds (owned Blox M2C and Yuin PK 3 and loved them).
Two months ago I dared myself to venture into the world of headphones and auditioned some of the $50 - $150 cans and my how dumbstrucked was I.... It was a new world from what I have experienced before with earbuds.
So to cut to the chase, I opted to buy M-50 (awesome cans by the way) and decided to reach for an upgrade..
I'm looking for a can with:
- Good soundstage and detailing
- Great vocals since I listen to a lot of Jpop(although I am a versatile listener, listens to almost every genre out there except dubstep)
- Flat (wanted to try since M-50 is not flat?)
I have some cans worth thinking of with the budget of $200 - $350:
- Mr.Speakers Mad Dog (Auditioned them, an excellent gateway to the world of orthos IMO)
- Beyer DT 990 / 880 (250/600 ohm)
- Shure 840
- Sony MDR SA-3000
The reason I put SA-3000 is that I've been wowed by this can since it is the first time I auditioned an open can. Wanted to list the D2K but not available anymore in my country so I must buy it from stores outside country online (horrible tax and shipping payments)
Guys, please give advice (cans not in the list are welcomed to be mentioned here).
And also for your note, my wallet is starting to weep from my newly-found hobby .