Havn't visited this great site for long time.
I'm looking for headphones again, so here I go:
I'm tired of carrying around my dt770 back and forth to work, so I'm looking for additional set.
budget: 150$ more or less.
Not looking for extreme audiophile level, mostly intended for background music (various styles, bitrates) while working + ability to pick up details and analyze them if really needed.
No more grados for me after Y cable issue and build quality issues. I liked those mids on metal music, but not the sound stage and lacking bass.
I really like my beyers, though using unamped is not maximising their potentials. maybe mids could be better on metal music, electronic is amazing. but guess I'm more basshead than metalhead.
Instead of buying another one just like that, listened to m50. No comfort issue there, no recessed mids issue, bright enough for me, but small presentation (or stage) compared to my beyers.
almost pulled the trigger on those till seeing youtube review raving how srh840 are so much better. maybe the flatter response will complement by basshead cans better. can't try them out, having concerns about comfort and build quality.
and now for akgs, I briefly listened to k272 awhile back and remember good detail and lacking bass (unamped). read alot how k242hd/k240mkii have better stage due to semi-open design (I don't care about sound leak). but also warnings about chinese building quality (no longer built in austria). also remember comment that they are unforgiving for lower quality recordings.
Will start using them in office space unamped, directly connected to motherboard jack, until improving with usb dac/amp later.
Edited by maladjustdeath - 9/26/13 at 1:49am