Hi guys, I listen to a wide variety of music genres ranging from classical to dubstep, from blues to death metal, from country to Korean pop as well as everything else in-between.
The type of music I listen to depends entirely on my mood, but recently I have been listening to a-lot of classical and electronic music with a little bit of metal here and there. ~ Currently listening to Ludovico Einaudi as I type this.
At the moment I listen through my trusty Koss Pro DJ100's connected to an Asus Xonar DS while at home, and through a Motorola Razr i connected to a FiiO E7 while out and about. My music is mostly stored in 320kb/s MP3 as much of it is only available in that format, however a-lot of it is stored in FLAC and ALAC, and there are a few lower quality recordings ranging from 80kb/s upwards (which as you would expect, do sound quite awful)
I am considering purchasing a pair of Phillips Fidelio X1's because I like what I read about them, as well as an Asus Xonar Essence ST to replace my Xonar DS.
I am expecting there to be a massive difference, hopefully a difference that will almost 'blow me away' while listening to genres suited to the X1's, am I naive to expect such a massive difference? I will of course be keeping the Pro DJ100's for listening to more bass heavy music which wouldn't be suited to open-backs.
I can pick up a brand new pair of X1's for £150 currently. :)