Very pleased with the sound of the e-Q5s, but over the last few months I've noticed a lot of crackle when moving my head. Time to retire them and try something new.
Using the e-Q5 as a baseline, what would you guys consider as an upgrade? I also have the RE400s, and while they're great, I just don't feel the same emotion while listening to them. There's something about the Ortofon mids and overal energy that really grabs me.
Budget < $500, all music genres except classical and country, non-basshead.