Hi, I'm going to try and give you a very detailed description of the kind of audio quality I'm looking for in a pair of headphones. I'm buying these headphones unheard, so I really want to make the right choice. I've asked for recommendations before, but I didn't get much feedback. I would like to keep my budget at $200, but I would be willing to go up to $250 if you think it will make a difference. Hopefully the description below will give you good indication of what I'm looking for. Thank You.
- I want vocals to come off super clear and pristine without siblance. I can't stress this enough, I don't want laid back highs. High end clarity is probably the most important quality I look for in my audio gear.
- I want the mids to remain natural sounding. My HD280's are too mid forward to me, especially in the 500Hz range. I don't want to have to mess with equalizers to achieve a natural sound. I'd rather have a slight mid scoop than a boost in mids.
- Bass needs to be punchy, but I don't want the bass killing the midrange, or overall detail to the sound. My HD280's are very thin sounding in the bass department.
- They need to be able to handle fast music like thrash metal without losing articulation, but still remain punchy enough for EDM.
All recommendations will be highly appreciated.