I've finally saved enough money to buy some new headphones. Unfortunately, I can't seem to decide between the HE400 and HD650. I primarily listen to electronic dance music, also stocking up on film score and particularly good video game soundtracks. I'd also like to game with these headphones and do a little music production on the side (Reason 6 DAW). I have an extra $300 (MAX) saved up for an amp so my max budget for both components is $650 (I can get the HD650s for about $340). Here are some examples of what I listen to:
I'm currently leaning towards the HE400 because from what I heard, it has more treble energy and bass, which will be good for electronic dance music. However, I think the HD650 has a slightly bigger soundstage and it would sound significantly better than the HE400 with a good amp (is this true?). Conversely, the HE400 will reach it's full potential for less $$$---which is a plus to me.
Amps I'm looking at:
Little Dot MKIII
Those are mostly for the HD650. I've got no clue what to get for the HE400 because I hear it's got "low requirements". I also have a pair of Beyer DT990 250s and I'd like to also be able to amp those. The Matrix M-Stage seems to be a good bet seeing as how it has 4 power settings, but at the same time I hear it has bad synergy with the HD650...same thing with Asgard (by the way, how do these two amps compare?).
Edited by BornReady - 11/23/12 at 7:19am