Originally Posted by stupidbabe
This is my first post here so forgive me if I appear to be a noob.
My music taste is primarily Electro, EDM, Chillout, House, Vocal trance and a bit Symphonic Metal and Classical music.(Some of my favorites are Infected Mushrooms, Moonbeam, Enigma, Emancipator, Eluveitie..) My first real headphone is Beyer DT990 Pro and I really loved it until recently one of its drivers died....
I went to the shop and I found that the discontinued Sony SA5000 was really amazing, however, the price is a little too steep for me ( around 500$).
My budget is around 200$ and i will use it with my cowon j3. I did some researches on headphones that have that crisp and clear sound and exceptional mid-high range and powerful but controlled bass and upfront vocal presentation so I refined down to these:
AKG K271 MK II
Ultrasone Pro 900
Can you give me some advices on these? I really really appreciate it.
Here's some quick notes, based on you coming from the DT990 which is a very bright and quite bassy headphone:
SRH940 - It will be bright too, but you'll notice a massive loss in mid-bass and less volumous sub-bass, with an increase in mids and overall detail.
SR325i - It will be about as bright, if not brighter, mids a little better, bass quite a bit less overall.
K271 MKII - It will sound a lot more polite, less bright, less bass, better mids though.
PRO900 - It will be a little brighter, and more bassy in the mid bass, with less mids.
Kind of a wide range of headphones and characteristics.
Coming from the DT990, I wonder if you actually want to have a treble-emphasized headphone with bass, or if you're looking for something with less bass.
If you want something slightly bright with good warm neutral sound and the ability to go low with bass but not have emphasized or over-powered bass, you could look at the Beyer DT880 or Hifiman HE-300 in your price range.
I think in your price range though, if you stick to closed back, and if you want to be able to get some good crunchy bass, maybe look into the Beyer DT770, Ultrasone HFI 780, and/or Sennheiser HD380 PRO.