Originally Posted by harkohark
I currently own a pair of DT770s with a few thousand hours through them and its time to upgrade.
Can anyone give me some advice on a 'better' headphone? I like big bass but want a nice soundstage as well. I mostly listen to trip hop and jazz.
Some headphones I am considering, but not sure if I would notice a difference are D5000's and HD800s. I havent paid alot of attention lately, so maybe there are better choices. Budget is up to $750
They must be comfortable, like the DT770s are :)
I don't think you need to drop your entire $750 budget. The $400 and under realm has what you're after. You will definitely notice a difference with the following:
Mr Speakers Mad Dog with Alpha Pads
Denon D5000 (discontinued)
Ultrasone PRO 2900
And with all headphones, when seeking "bass" I generally recommend getting a good overall headphone and simply equalizing for bass that suites your taste.
With $750 you can go high-end nearly, at least with some used headphones. But you also would want good source gear, so it may not be cost effective to go high end until you can also go higher up in source quality.