New to Head-Fi, so greetings to all and Happy Chinese New Year!
I have had the Sennheiser Amperiors for a whole three days (post 50 hour burn in) and pretty sure i have found my perfect partner. I am addicted to headphones (not quite qualified as an Audiophile) and although i am convinced i have found my perfect partner, i can't help to cast my eyes on what else is out there! Look but don't touch, right?
I thought i would put to you experts who know far more than me if anything can rival the Senn Amperiors in terms of sound quality at a similar price point. So i can convince myself to stick with my Amperiors and stop casting my gaze elsewhere.
I know choice is a very personal preference but for me detail/solid punchy well defined bass/shimmering highs are all important to me.
My music preference is pretty broad - rock/indie, folk, classical, RnB, Rap, Hip Hop almost anything... probably not country music. So what i am really looking for is a versatile supra-aural sealed/semi open, portable, iPhone friendly (with remote is a nice to have) and less than £250 or thereabouts. Audiophile grade is probably going to be out of the question. Sorry, Hi-Fi!
I have tried many pairs and cast aside most as they could not even get close to the SQ of the Amperiors. My victims are what i would describe as mostly mid-fi due to being pretty poor. The list includes Philips L1, Bowers & Wilkins P5, AKG K451, Klipsch Image One, JVC HA-M750, all the way down to the underrated Sony MDR-ZX600 and Monoprice offerings.
I have long been an admirer of Head-Fi and enjoyed reading the numerous threads, but only now since i have had the Amperiors do i feel i have reached audio enlightenment and have had the sudden urge to join and mingle with you lovely lot!
So... the Amperiors vs.....?
Let battle commence!