I’m looking into buying new headphones and would be grateful if you could push me in the right direction, since I'm fairly new to hi-fi audio.
My current system is a Native Instruments audio2DJ soundcard and Sennheiser HD215 headphones. They have good pumping bass and overall the sound quality isn't too bad, but I think there's still room for more quality, spatial balance, etc.
For my new system I'm thinking of buying the Asus Essence One (Muses Edition?) and headphones in the 200-350$ region.
My taste in music is about 60% abstract electronic (ambient, glitch/experimental, IDM, dub-techno, etc.), 30% Jazz and 10% other (Rock, Pop, Classical, etc.). So I guess the headphones should have good bass similar to my current setup, without sounding over-exaggerated (which I've heard about the Dr. Dre Beats for example). They should be powerful in lower frequencies, while still sounding well defined and balanced.
So far I've found these headphones:
- AKG K702 (10-39,8khZ, 600ohm)
- Beyerdynamic DT990 (5-35khz, 600ohm)
- Philips Fidelio X1 (10-40khz, 300ohm)
- Audio Technica AHT-PRO700MK2
- AKG K271-MKII
What do you guys think? Any idea which ones would be best for my needs? Any others you would recommend?
Any help is much appreciated! :)
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