Hey all, first post here. I've read a ton of reviews and posts and just can't make up my mind here. Could you guys give me some insight on which move to make here?
I listen to mostly classic rock, desert rock, grunge, indie rock in the vein of Sonic Youth, some doom metal, stuff like that. All pretty organic rocky stuff, often fairly balanced across the spectrum but with a good amount of lower mid thickness.
I'm upgrading from Super Fi 5s that I got around 5 years ago. I don't have a headphone amp now and would rather avoid the need, as I like to walk around with music and don't want that extra bulk, but I am considering the idea. I also have Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and Neumann KH120 that I mainly use for making music, which I consider to be pretty neutral and nice.
I hate upper mid range harshness - silibance drives me nuts. Upper treble is fine, but I don't like a ton of it either. Too much upper bass boominess is also a real peeve of mine, but not nearly as much as shrillness.
So I want something to compliment what I listen to and my taste. I would really like to stay under $350 new and think either W4 or UM3X is the way to go.
Which one should I chose?