I have read a lot of reviews from a lot of different sources and now I’m just confused please help!
I am planning on primarily listening to music through a Pioneer VSX-D411 receiver connected by toslink to a Kenwood CD-404. I listen to a lot of different music but mainly EDM, Metal, and Industrial (NIN, Skinny Puppy, Aphex Twin, Amon Tobin, Fatboy Slim, !!!, Pantera, 70’s Funk I like my music weird and dynamic etc.). If I pair the headphones with a smartphone it will be Android (yes I understand that I would need an amp for a lot of these headphones). There are no shops locally that carry these brands where I could audition them.
I really like the sound from my ATH-M50S’s but I’m very intrigued as to what I would hear if I spend more or if there are better options at a cheaper price point. I like the audio to be accurate I don’t usually fiddle with the EQ but if it is a bass filled song (Chemical Bros. Under the Influence) I want to hear it but I want to hear it as it should be not a +10db etc. On the flip side I also like the jarring glitch of Squrpusher Steinbolt along with the calm of Board of Canada ;p
These are the options I have found $300 is my max budget portability without an amp would be a bonus, if my receiver can not correctly drive someone these headphones please tell me so I can find a correct fit for my current equipment.
Creative Aurvana Live!
DT-990-Pro-250 – can my receiver drive these phones correctly?
M-Audio Studiophile Q40 – 64Ohms – can my receiver drive these phones correctly?
DT-990-PREMIUM-250 - – can my receiver drive these phones correctly?
Yamaha PRO 400
Yamaha PRO 500
Philips Fidelio X1/28
Sennheiser Momentum Over the Ear
DT-990-PREMIUM-600 – can my receiver drive these phones correctly?
Shut up you n00b and enjoy your ATH-M50S's ;p
Thanks for the input!