I am in search of a little guidance from y'all. I like a variety music, and I need help picking the best phones for my interests. I mostly listen to metal (typically the heavier, grungier stuff like Alice in Chains, or the not really grungy White Zombie), rock (traditional and acoustic), and rap/ hip hop.
I have the sennheiser hd380 pro as my current delivery vehicle and they're great - almost. I feel as though I am looking for a "punchier" bass response than the 380 offers, because while the 380 does have full bass response, I feel as if it lacks some of the energy that the artists intended. The mids on the 380 seem fine to me. One major issue I have however is, with the 380, highs (even high mids really, as low as the lead vocalist's voice in Alice in Chains) seem really rough. I don't know of this is the correct usage of the word, but I believe y'all call it sibilance here.
I've been interested in the ATH-M50 because its seems to have a relatively positive response here. I just want to make sure that these are right for me, and/or hear anything you'd recommend.
These are deciding factors for me:
Mids that aren't drowned out
Highs that don't hurt
$250 or less;
into a Rolls HA43 Pro amp.
Sorry for the book; I guess I'm long winded even on a keyboard!
Thanks in advance for the input.
Edited by sWeisinger - 7/3/13 at 8:44pm