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Recommendations of new closed headphones from $200-$400 with good soundstage

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Hello everyone! I've been lurking here at Head-Fi for many months and only now did I think of creating an account. A year ago, based on some recommendations, I purchased the M-Audio Q40 and boy am I impressed with the sound. Lurking through these forums some more however made me see the only problem the Q40 possesses, soundstage/spaciousness. While the sound is good, it's a little closed into my head and I can hear a very slight veil as a result. 

 

I very much prefer closed headphones that do not require an amp to sound good. I listen to most genres, but my library is mostly filled with orchestral and electronic music, which means that I would like a phone with excellent bass, not so recessed mids, and a clear treble. I'll be running the headphones off of my iPhone 4 and the onboard sound of my laptop. With that mindset, I've my mind set on the following headphones:

 

Bowers and Wilkins P7 ---- Seeing how these phones seem to have my perfect sound signature along with an huge soundstage, these seem to be the best for me but the $400 price tag is extremely large so it'd be great if anyone can recommend a similar headphones at a lower price tag.

 

NAD VISO HP50 ----- Good price range but neutral frequency seems less exciting and Headfonics' review really seems to kill it for me.

 

Philips Fidelio L2 ----- Headfonia's glowing review really caught my eye but I don't see any dealers selling them in the US.

 

Any suggestions and advice would be appreciated.


Edited by Karnoffel - 12/26/13 at 9:20pm
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Audio Technica ATH-A900X, $220.

Hifiman Velour ear pads, $10+shipping.

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