I'm new to head-fi, so i apologize now if I do something wrong.
I'm sure that that there are lots of similar threads like this already, but after about a year of only listening to my m50's, I have been craving something more. I just feel as if they are missing something. My laid back indie music (daughter, angus and julia stone, bon iver, etc.) sound great on them, no complaints, and even my more laid back electronic music sounds pretty rad (james blake, hot chip, just pretty chill stuff), but when I listen to my harder edm, the sound just falls flat. I wouldn't say that the bass is insufficient, it is there and is pretty punchy, which I like, but it sounds maybe a little bit too cold.
Basically I'm looking for a headphone under 300 (preferably under 250 on amazon) that is a definite upgrade to my m50's. If i'm going to spend the money, i want headphones that are indisputably a step up rather than a step sideways.
better than m50's
relatively easy to drive (dont have an amp yet)
no y-cords, i would greatly prefer if just came from one ear cup
i actually really like coiled cords (this is defineitly NOT a deal breaker)
also, on a kind of seperate manner, should i just get a dac/amp (i was thinking the magni/modi combo from shiit) before upgrading my headphones or is it not worth it until i have a better set of cans?
sorry that that was super long