Looking to upgrade my Sennheiser PX360s for no other reason than to justify buying a new set of headphones. I actually like my 360s very much, they do an admirable job of providing me with a quality sound when I am away from home and my Sennheiser HD650s. But the wife always wants a pair of headphones to take to the gym and I am always looking to spend money on stuff, so I told her she can have my 360s when I buy different ones.
So I prefer a natural, neutral sound for home listening, where I have a good SACD/CD player and a good LP player and I can crank up the sound and open air cans like the 650s. But for my 'road' or 'street' headphones, I like the closed design of the 360s, I like the slightly bass heavier nature of the sound (helps compensate for having to listen to music on a portable player), but I like how the bass doesn't compromise the mids and highs too much. Its still a natural-ish sound signature, with a slight nod to bass. Overall I want a similar sound signature, but just a higher quality sound, I want a step up, but I still want to stay within the Sennheiser sound.
Ive read that HD-25 IIs really don't offer much of an upgrade to the PX360s. However, two sets that have gotten my attention are the Amperiors and Momentums. From reading reviews, it seems like the Amperiors may be the natural step up from the PX360s, but the Momentums also sound like they have a sound signature I would enjoy. The headphones would be paired with a Cowon J3 and a FiiO E7 (though I may upgrade the amp sometime later).
There is no store near by that carries these cans so I can't audition them. I've bought both sets of Sennheisers based on reviews and description of sound signature and I havent been disappointed yet. I would be willing to order both and send back the ones I like less, But I would rather order one pair and hope its what I'm looking for (and if it wasn't, I could always send it back and get the other pair).
Thanks in advance.