Hey everyone, I'm in the market for a new set of full size phones.
I've read all about and sort of fallen in love with the Shure SRH940 but
think the romance is doomed failure if the plastic cracks up - that would
completely piss me off after spending the dollars on them!
So, it got me thinking... what do I want in a set of phone? More to the point,
it made me realise how much I have to rely on peoples' reports and recommendations
because here in Oz, we can't just return the phones if we don't like them. They can only
be returned if they are faulty...then they get replaced with the same ones - so no win!
I like clear mid and treble, dislike sibilance and really like tight, fast, responsive
and powerful bass. I would like frequency response down to 5Hz. I'll be driving them
from my laptop (HP Pavilion dv7) or a Denon AV1311 AV receiver fed by an iMac via
optical cable. I do have an iPhone but don't expect miracles from this as it doesn't have
the power to drive full size phones. (the iPhone5 does sound nice with the new ear buds though!)
about same ballpark as the Shures but no higher unless it is a fantastic deal!
I am interested in getting a portable amp/DAP or even a DAC/AMP in the future
but am still learning about these and really need to know how my current set ups
sound with a good pair of cans before buying more gear.
Any and all constructive feedback very welcome!
Thanks in advance,