So I stumbled upon this forum after spending years using avsforum as my "go to" source for audio and video products. I am not sure if the members here know, but some members actually point people over here when they want to know a lot about headphones... so here I am!
I am on the quest for the next level headphones. Currently I have HD555's with the foam mod, I use them for mostly gaming, but I am starting to listen to a lot more music lately. I was listening to Grimes (if anyone is familiar) and the soundstage impressed me...now I am once again obsessed. It's all digitally created from what I know, but my headphones actually dealt with it pretty well!
On a similar note I have 3.1 (strange I know) klipsch synergy speakers (F2's and a C3) that I am looking to upgrade to at least the reference series and I pair that with an Onkyo 609. I am growing out of that equipment as well, but I note this because I appreciate the brightness of those speakers.
From what I see it is not really worth amping my 555's if that is correct?
I guess what I am mostly looking for is a pair that is a little more bright and has even better soundstage (in all aspects). It would be nice if my next pair was also a little more durable as mine (like many others) are starting to crack a bit in less than a year. The last question people will likely ask is my price range. I'm not too too sure about that yet, but I am thinking around $300 for my new setup.
What do you guys think? And thank you in advance!