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Best for Psychedelic Music (Beatles, Animal Collective, Tame Impala)

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I have never bought high quality headphones before and I'm trying to research but I'm stuck between a couple different sets of headphones and they are all in my price range which is right at $200 (one being of course the HD 598...$180 on amazon right now)

I'm a HUGE Beatles fan and I will be listening to them mostly (psychedelic era) and Tame Impala, also I enjoy Animal Collective for all the weird noises and what not...I really want the best quality for this type of music

 

I'm looking at the Sennheiser HD598, AKG Q701, ATH-M50, AKG K550

 

I don't have money to purchase an amp just yet and honestly I will be plugging this into my iphone5 mainly because I will be using these at work (I'm not worried about if they are loud because I have my own office)

 

Can someone who actually knows headphones help me out...or suggest better...I have no idea whats great about what but from the research I've done I've heard the HD598 has an amazing soundstage

 

THANKS!

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At your price point, the HD598s are pretty great all rounders.  Good sound stage, easy to drive, and I find the sound leakage to be minimal at low and medium volume.  I only find them lacking in VERY bass heavy music like trance or dubstep.  I find they handle bass guitars and drums very well though, with good impact and texture.  If there is supposed to be bass, you'll hear it.

 

You can't go wrong with the 598s unless you need bass all the time, every time, and in your face in all your music.

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This is exactly what I needed to hear! I rarely listen to anything with heavy bass...so I feel these will be perfect for me! Thank you so much :)

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