I've been a long time lurker and learned many things from your useful insights. I wanted to buy new headphones and trawled the internet for different ones. I came up with a top 5 list, narrowed it down to perhaps 3.
I read MalVeauX's terrific review of the M-Audio Studiophile Q40 and became dead set on buying them. However I came across Sony's XB range, essentially designed for a basshead. Bass is very important to me as I mainly listen to DnB, UK Bassline and Hip Hop. That being said, I love clarity and enjoy listening to the little details and nuances I hadn't heard before. I understand that you can't have one without sacrificing some of the other.
My question is, do the M-Audio Studiophile Q40 offer clarity and a cleaner sound over the XB700/500, or is £100 extra for the Q40 simply not worth it.
By the way my max budget is around £150.
Thanks a lot guys