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Looking for Headphones with good bass impact without hurting the treble and mids.

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 I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones on a budget of 300 dollars. I listen to a lot of dubstep and really any other music with a strong bass line, but at the same time I listen to a lot of classical music and classic rock. So I don't want a headphone with over powering bass. I'm relatively new to higher quality to higher end audio, but I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 595s. I must say I'm quite happy with them, although it is not running through a dedicated headphone amp. The Sennheisers are running through a old Pioneer stereo amplifier (which doesn't always work great). I've been looking at some Beyerdynamics, Audio-Technicas, and Grados. I'm not sure if my lack of lower end bass is a product of my non-fully functioning Pioneer amp or just the Sennhesiers. Should go for a dedicated headphone amp (if so suggest some), or a new pair of headphones?

 

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 I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones on a budget of 300 dollars. I listen to a lot of dubstep and really any other music with a strong bass line, but at the same time I listen to a lot of classical music and classic rock. So I don't want a headphone with over powering bass. I'm relatively new to higher quality to higher end audio, but I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 595s. I must say I'm quite happy with them, although it is not running through a dedicated headphone amp. The Sennheisers are running through a old Pioneer stereo amplifier (which doesn't always work great). I've been looking at some Beyerdynamics, Audio-Technicas, and Grados. I'm not sure if my lack of lower end bass is a product of my non-fully functioning Pioneer amp or just the Sennhesiers. Should go for a dedicated headphone amp (if so suggest some), or a new pair of headphones?

 

 

Heya,

 

The HD595's are notoriously different from typical Sennheisers, lean on the bass, shrilly treble. It's the headphone.

 

AudioTechnica A900X

Ultrasone PRO 750, Ultrasone HFI 2400, Ultrasone PRO 2500

Hifiman HE-400 (used)

Beyer DT770, DT880, DT990 PRO

AKG K167, AKG K267

 

Very best,

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