I’m looking into getting a pair of premium headphones (first time!) to see just what I’ve been missing as a music lover, however I’m trying not to go over $300. Currently I own an Ipod Touch (I’ll have to get an amp too of course) and currently most of my music is in Apple Lossless ALAC. My musical tastes vary as listed below.
Trailer Music (Two Steps from Hell/The Immediate)
Metal/Rock (Dream Theater/Nightwish/The Police/Foo Fighters)
Classical Crossover (Sarah Brightman/Jennifer Thomas/Escala)
Others (Vienna Teng/Hans Zimmer)
After researching I’m considering the Sennheiser HD598’s which seems to appeal to the Classical/Trailer music/Vocal portion of my musical tastes (which I believe is what I’ll probably be listening to most with these at home). My only concern (and it is a slight one) is that I understand there is a lack of bass. I don’t need pounding bass but just wondering if there is at least some sort of punch for the rock music. However, I imagine whatever amount it has is probably better than what I’m listening through now. Any thoughts or recommendations?