I'm sure most of you have seen a thread like this multiple times, and I have looked at them too. However, they don't answer the question for me. Currently I have Sony MDR-XB400 and a FiiO E6 amp that I went with until I could upgrade to a better pair of headphones, and it is time to do that. The Sony headphones do wonders, but for me just don't produce enough bass when passed through a SteelSeries 5H USB sound card with 8 channel 16 bit quality and the EQ set to increase up to 120 hz with a +12dB volume increase, (headphone jack is broken) and the amp set to the red LED. (assuming lower frequency boost) I know these two are known for bass, and that's what I want. If I could strap 2 12 in subwoofers to my head, I would do that, but unfortunately I need my ear drums to collect vocal frequencies and what not. I am willing to spend an extra $100 on a good amp if necessary and would request a recommendation if necessary, but that may not happen until 3+ months down the road. I know these won't have a problem with clarity of the other frequency ranges, so bass and the clarity there of is all that matters. Which of these two has the best bass quality and most bass? I don't want to hear the drivers themselves rattling (like the Sony headphones do at max volume) so clarity of the bass is a little more important.
Thanks in advanced for the help, and of course sorry for the repeated question but it is necessary since there is a different circumstance.
** If you have another recommendation, feel free to recommend it, as long as it's under $200. Note I do know about the V-Moda Crossfade LP headphones though **
Edited by attkmaster - 11/9/13 at 1:01am