Originally Posted by KingHova
I currently got the Beats Studios, and the sound is quite **** to be honest. The only thing they have going for them is design but I don't wear them outside the house anyway so I figured I might aswell ditch this piece of crap and move on to something with better sound quality.
My budget is $1000, and I mostly listen to rap, RnB and movie scores so I'd prefer something that isn't too accurate as far as sound goes. Having an emphasis on the bass would be great. Also, I'll be using the headset on my PC so I got no problem with purchasing an AMP/DAC if necessary as long as the entire thing remains under $1000.
I was thinking about purchasing the Sennheiser RS 220, because the wireless functionality seems pretty awesome. But I'm afraid I'll be sacrificing a lot of sound quality by not being able to add an AMP/DAC and they don't seem like great headphones for hiphop from what I've read.
Anyway, I'm open to suggestions, thanks in advance.
I would have had you save your money and simply order something from this list of options to try:
Ultrasone PRO 750
Ultrasone HFI 580
Pair up any of them with a Fiio E10 (or E17 if you want portability).
Saves 2/3rds of your budget, basically.
If you wanted to go flagship for rap, I would say don't bother. But if you listen to a lot of very well recorded R&B and/or music scores, then perhaps it would be worth while to you to invest in a flagship level headphone. But I would still suggest you simply test the mid-fi waters first as they're leagues superior to Beats, yet cost the same. You're likely over-spending for the function, unless you just want expensive audiophile jewelry to listen to rap on (I'm being a little rude with that, but it's meant in good humor).
If you really wanted to go flagship level portable, I would have suggested you go Denon D7100 or Ultrasone Signature PRO. But even then, honestly, I would still recommend you simply look at the mid-fi options above first before spending a thousand dollars on a headphone.