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Beats solo HD vs Sennheiser HD 558

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I currently own a pair of Beats solo hd's. I am looking for a good upgrade around $200. I was thinking about the sennheiser hd558's. Any recommendations for an upgrade? I listen to hip hop, psychedelic rock, classic rock. I prefer a heavy bass with clear vocals.
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Tons of stuff under $200 that will blow beats away but it depends on the sound you want.

 

Hyped bass and treble:

Beyerdynamic dt 770,

Ultrasone anything

(my favorites for smooth electronica like trance)

 

Hyped bass with neutrality elsewhere:

M-Audio Q40

(my favorite for harsh screechy electronica like EBM)

 

(somewhere in the middle of these.. many sennheisers, not not all)

 

Detail/Clarity/Neutrality but bass is still present:

Shure 840,

Brainwavz HM5

(my favorite sound all around)

 

Natural, resonating mids with "vintage" sounding bass rather than modern hi-fi subwoofer bass:

AKG 2XX for tamed treble,

Grado SR-XX for bright treble

(IMO amazing for pink floyd type stuff or guitar-centric music, but has trouble with electronica)


Edited by machoboy - 9/10/12 at 3:50pm
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