Hey guys, Ill make it short because some people just TL;DR.
So, right now I have the HD598.
Its a very nice set of cans, I love it in every way but sometimes I feel they just dont push it far enough. The bass needs more oomph, the mids are perfect, and the higher end sometimes feels a bit to skreeky.. Too hard on the ears.
I want to upgrade!
I am thinking about either the HiFiMan HE-400, the HD650, the HD600, or the AKG Q701, OR the ATH-AD900X.
I havent listened to any of those, but I know the HD600 is exactly like the HD598 just better in every way, and the HD650 has better bass over the HD600.
I know that the Q701 is amazing, the bass is a bit lacking but is good enough.
I know nothing of the ATH-AD900X.
Can anyone help me choose what to buy?
CD Rip through iTunes (Apple Loseless File) --> HRT Music Streamer II --> Little Dot Mk3 stock pipes.
I listen mainly to old school pop (Christina Aguilera Stripped and Back to Basics), Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jason Mraz, Gwen Stefani, Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, etc.
I want a BIG focus on bass and mids, but the highs must be great; I listened to the DT990, and I just didnt like it. The mids were OK, the bass was AMAZING but the highs felt just rubbish. I borrowed that pair from someone who listens to Leonard Cohen, so.. He enjoys them in a different way than I do.
I listen mostly to female vocals or high-pitched males like Jason Mraz.
What should I pick? Thank you, alot, for answering!
Edited by tals - 3/28/13 at 9:34am