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post #1 of 13
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So I've been an avid IEM user for the past 4 years, but lately decided to switch to full size cans. I've used the SM3, W3/4, UM3x and SE535. 

 

What I would like is something close to the SE535 but with more bass and higher/detailed treble. 

 

So something that has more then neutral base, not overpowering but controlled and detailed, slightly forward mids (as long as the mids aren't recessed I fell in love with the shure mids) and sparkly treble. 

 

Most of my listening will be Alt Rock, Pop, Rock. 

 

Price range $300 - $400


Edited by MKang25 - 9/6/12 at 4:55pm
post #2 of 13

Hifiman HE-500?
 

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Im looking for something in the 300-400 range. 

post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by MKang25 View Post

So I've been an avid IEM user for the past 4 years, but lately decided to switch to full size cans. I've used the SM3, W3/4, UM3x and SE535. 

What I would like is something close to the SE535 but with more bass and higher/detailed treble. 

So something that has more then neutral base but controlled and detailed. Slightly forward mids and sparkly treble. 

Most of my listening will be Alt Rock, Pop, Rock. 

AKG Q701 fits all of your descriptions. You can usually get a pair from amazon for about $250. Definitely look into it.
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AKG Q701 fits all of your descriptions. You can usually get a pair from amazon for about $250. Definitely look into it.


Q701 lacks the bass Mkang is looking for. They are not a fun sounding headphone, which is what I would want with Rock and Pop - instead, the Q701 leans toward analytical sounding.

I have never heard the IEM's you wrote of, but the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro (250 ohm) have great bass and sparkly highs. The mids aren't forward to my ears, so test them out to see if they are for you. I really enjoy these cans. The pro model sells for $180, and the premium are going for around $300 right now.

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

Yes Im looking for something on the "fun side". 


Edited by MKang25 - 9/6/12 at 4:53pm
post #7 of 13

Denon D5000 or Hifiman HE400  then

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 

I just wanted to clarify I do want bass, something thats not neutral but something where the bass isn't overpowering. 

post #9 of 13

The Denon's are real fun, but the bass is very overpowering, so i'd skip the Dx000 line.


Edited by Bee inthe Attic - 9/6/12 at 6:51pm
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies, looks like either the HIfiman HE-400 or the DT990

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bee inthe Attic View Post

The Denon's are real fun, but the bass is very overpowering, so i'd skip the Dx000 line.

lol no.

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by MKang25 View Post

Thanks for the replies, looks like either the HIfiman HE-400 or the DT990

 

The Denons bass is not really overpowering most of the time only occasionally. The HE400 and DT990 are completely different.... One is extremely peircing and bright and the other are quite dark and bassy. ( I have not heard the HE400 I am going on other peoples opinions)

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Originally Posted by MKang25 View Post

So something that has more then neutral base, not overpowering but controlled and detailed, slightly forward mids (as long as the mids aren't recessed I fell in love with the shure mids) and sparkly treble. 

 

Most of my listening will be Alt Rock, Pop, Rock. 

 

Price range $300 - $400

 

Ultrasone Pro750. 

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