Edited by Sublogic - 8/4/14 at 9:07am
MA 900 would fit your needs. if you can bypass the onboard soundcard by using good soundcard or dac/amp (such as E10 or E17), the sound quality can be improved.
I was in the market earlier looking for a pair headphones with a wide soundstage. I was suggested to look these phones
Philips Fidelo X1
AKG Q701 / K702
I ended up in buying HE 400. I am very satisfied with them.
Look the trade/sale section of this forum. Sometimes you would get a very sweet deal for used cans, especially if you live in North america
do not order from Amazon usa. You may have to pay 30% import duty or so!
I guess Amazon india sells Sennheiser headphones. Have you considered HD 558, 598 or 600? Another way is to ask someone (who returns from US/other countries) to bring these stuff from US or other countries.
Asus Xonar DG (PCI) sound card.
The HD558 and HD598 use the same driver, just different cup designs.
Thanks for the replies. The Asus Xonar is an internal sound card, and my motherboard has an on-board(albeit crappy) sound card. Do you have any guides I could use to install it etc? Also how does it hold up against the E10? In addition, what's the sound leaking situation like on the 558s - do they leak a lot of sound, or is it manageable?
The Xonar DG will roughly provide the same audio quality as the E10.
The DG is limited to headphones up to 150-Ohm, the E10 up to around 300-Ohm
I assume the DG comes with directions and I'm sure there must be videos on the internet that show how to install sound cards.