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Very airy/detailed headphones for EDM <$300 that can compete with sennheiser ie8 unamped

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So Ive had dt770/80, xb700 and the ie8's.. i ditched the 770's a while ago because they just didn't hit the spot with regards detail/clarity.. sounded a bit blunt tbh.. then i switched to xb700 which were good  for a while and then finally one day I tried my ie8's on the computer and despite them being IEM's the detail/clarity blew the rest out of the water, they were also a lot easier on my ears @ loud volumes.. they're nearly perfect for EDM, specially trance but as an IEM they just aren't as airy and natural sounding (like speakers) as i'd like them to be.. should I even bother trying to replace these at this price range? so im mainly looking for something with that sounds airy/detailed/decent bass/soundstage with depth (3D), but i'm afraid ill waste my money on a headphone that isn't going to match the ie8's detail/clarity... i was thinking akg k/167/267 or maybe even k701 or xb1000

 

Obviously I'd need an open headphone right? is there any with decent bass for EDM?

 

also.. im allergic to SIBILANCE!


Edited by Jabse - 12/16/12 at 7:01am
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So Ive had dt770/80, xb700 and the ie8's.. i ditched the 770's a while ago because they just didn't hit the spot with regards detail/clarity.. sounded a bit blunt tbh.. then i switched to xb700 which were good  for a while and then finally one day I tried my ie8's on the computer and despite them being IEM's the detail/clarity blew the rest out of the water, they were also a lot easier on my ears @ loud volumes.. they're nearly perfect for EDM, specially trance but as an IEM they just aren't as airy and natural sounding (like speakers) as i'd like them to be.. should I even bother trying to replace these at this price range? so im mainly looking for something with that sounds airy/detailed/decent bass/soundstage with depth, but i'm afraid ill waste my money on a headphone that isn't going to match the ie8's detail/clarity... i was thinking akg k/167/267 or maybe even k701 or xb1000

 

Obviously I'd need an open headphone right? is there any with decent bass for EDM?

 

also.. im allergic to SIBILANCE!

 

Heya,

 

Look into:

 

Closed:

 

Mr Speakers Mad Dogs

Denon D5000 (or D600)

AKG K167

AudioTecnica A900X

 

Open:

 

Hifiman HE-400

Ultrasone HFI 2400

Sennheiser HD650

Beyer DT880

 

Also, be prepared to dabble with equalization so that you can adjust treble to be just right for you.

 

Very best,

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AKG Q701 if you want the tightest, cleanest bass around. Sony XB1000 if you want the biggest, most heavy hitting bass around. Simplified. :)

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Heya,

 

Look into:

 

Closed:

 

Mr Speakers Mad Dogs

Denon D5000 (or D600)

AKG K167

AudioTecnica A900X

 

Open:

 

Hifiman HE-400

Ultrasone HFI 2400

Sennheiser HD650

Beyer DT880

 

Also, be prepared to dabble with equalization so that you can adjust treble to be just right for you.

 

Very best,

that's a lot to choose from.. could you please narrow it down or briefly state their pros/cons? which would would you say has the most detail/clarity yet very airy with a deep immersive soundstage for trance


Edited by Jabse - 12/13/12 at 10:25pm
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bumpp
 

post #6 of 7
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I've narrowed it down to he-400 vs akg k167.. any ideas?
 


Edited by Jabse - 12/16/12 at 7:59am
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Q701 are airy and detailed but still smooth. You may find the amount of bass to be lacking though. They also require at least a decent amp like the Fiio E11, E17, or E10. 

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