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Looking for the Soundstage, Clarity and Comfort of AKG K701 and the Sub-Bass of the Superlux HD681

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Cans I own:

Audio Technica ATH M50WH - Good airplane headphones

Superlux HD681 - Unbelievable for the price

AKG K701 - Comfort, Sounstage, Sounds like everything is in the room with you. Bass is super lame.  Also, the best looking headphones ever made IMO.

Shure SRH-440 - Horrible pieces of crap

 

All powered with a Fiio E17

 

Have access to:

Sennheiser HD-598 - Similar to the AKGs, the bass was actually clipping on these.  Scared me.

Audio Technica ATH-AD700 - Ugly, sound pretty good.  Don't remember them that well.

 

Have tried:

Ultrasone 780 - So unbelievably uncomfortable.  I think they were decent, but I couldn't stand them on my head for more than a minute. ATH M50's are better all around IMO.

 

Genres (In order of most listened to)

Dubstep

Hiphop

Rock

Pop.

 

 

My Question

The Superlux sub-bass is awesome.  Its not punchy and annoying, but you know its there.  Other than that I like everything else about the AKG's.  But they just make my favorite genres sound flat and lame.

 

I'm thinking of returning the AKG's if there's a better alternative out there for me.  Thoughts?

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Heya,

 

AKG K167

AKG K550

AudioTechnica A900X

 

Or if you need to stay open air, look into the Beyer DT880 PRO and Ultrasone HFI 2400.

 

Very best,

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