I recently bought the Sennheiser HD449 headphones as the first good ones I've bought previously it's just been cheapy in ear ones.
I obviously was blown away by the quality of sound they made compared to what I've had before.
The only area I was disappointed in was the bass-not the quality of it but, In songs which are bass heavy it just sounds a bit pathetic!
So really I'm looking for a closed headphone(I like to be able to sometimes listen without disturbing the fam. at night etc.) with similar/better sound quality as the HD449 but with a much more prominent bass- I'm not a basshead and don't want it to blow my ears up or overpower the sound but those who have listened to the HD449s will hopefully know what I mean.
I am considering the AKG K550 which I can get of amazon for £124 though I have read differing reports about the bass.
I listen to music mainly from my PC(no dedicated soundcard but the motherboard is fairly high-end so on board isn't that terrible) at home(sometimes through an amp) and also when I can be bothered CDs on my old technics HD350-which is what i use as an amp.
I listen to a lot of hip-hop as well as a little bit of most other genres- I'm learning to play guitar so like listening to acoustic guitar recording-although as I'm not planning on selling the sennheisers I could use them for more this style?.
I probably won't use them on the move so cable length etc. isn't really an issue!
I'm also thinking about buying some open headphones separately.
What do you guys think?