I'm looking for suggestion to buy (in the mid/near future) a pair of Hi-end headphones as definitive upgrade of my audiophile equipment (I hope so).
I'm actually using an iBasso DX50 and pc with foobar and an xfi HD sound card paired with UE900 and HD598. I've also a vintage JVC turntable with an Akai 2600 amp. Since I'm pretty satisfied with UE900 I'm thinking to go for a full size headphones which can merge all the quality I'm expecting to find in a thousand dollar/euros headphones and in IEMs.
I listen mainly Rock (modern, classical, hard etc), Blues and Metal (death/heavvy, doom etc) genres. What I'd like to find in my future upgrade are both the qualities of an IEM and of full size headphones. I love IEMs (especially BA) for their astonishing details and instruments separation. What I like of headphones are the soundstage, airy natural sound, bass impact and the less fatiguing listening.
So I'm really looking for something which is better than my actual equipment but that is not totally different. I found that HD598 are really natural, airy but with weak bass impact and maybe a not so "clear" instruments separation. Otherwise UE900 are really detailed but not natural as an full size headphone and with not enaugh bass impact.
I've looked through the most known headphones as Sennheiser HD800/700, Audez LCD2/3, Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, Hifiman planar HE400/500 but I really don't known which could be better for me. In reality I've only experience with IEMs and HD598 are the only audiphile headphones that I've had since now.
For the same reason I would have advices of which portable amplifier I should buy for headphones like these.
Summarizing, I'm looking for:
- HI-END Full size headphones around 1000€/$ (to be bought used for sure)
* mainly for metal/blues/Rock
* very deep sound and bass, much details, wide soundstage
- Proper amp (not to expensive)