Looking for some really punchy headphones and iem's that aren't too high on the treble, and really "fill" your surroundings. I like bass, but don't want the bass to feel or sound like a 16 y.o. sub-woofers when at a stop light (annoying).
I liked my daughter's Jays Ajay 1 (Ones) -as the sound of hip-hop really came alive! I know, Ajay One's are the bottom of the barrel on this high-fidelity site, but that's what I'm looking for. Tight punchy bass, not too high trebles, not overwhelming annoying sub-woofer bass, just punchy, nice and "warm."
I could have bought the ajay one's but I read so many reviews that stated this or that were just as good but even better, plus I wanted to get the same bass+ for cheaper. After reading extensive reviews, the "best" of the budget iem's and cans I bought were the JVC - HAFX40B (Carbon Nanotube tech) iem's and the #1 rated budget cans from this site - Panasonic HTF-600-S.
Overall, the JVC's have good sounding bass, but not punchy enough. Treble is a little too "bright" for me. Captures a wide range of sounds to my untrained ears. My son's cheapy Radio Shack iems he got for free have more punch.
The highly touted Panasonic HTF-600-S have no punch either. Yes, they capture a wide spectrum of sound, but it doesn't seem to "fill" like the Ajay Jay One's and a still a tad brite regarding treble.
The other two cans I was thinking about before buying the panasonic's were the also well regarded Monoprice MHP-839 (8323) and Sennheiser HD202 (no reviews in here...very surprised). Heard the Senns were bassy and brite, but not punchy enough. Heard the monoprice were bassy but not punchy.
Suggestions please? Not an audiophile, and just using my iphone 4, primarily at home. Budget $40 or less. (Note -did download free Denon app - still not punchy or loud enough on both).
PS - Is there anywhere you can trade on this site?