Hello, I've been accustomed to my Sennhesier IE8's for the last 4 year's. But now i'd like to get some fullsize headphone's. I'm looking for a similar tone of the IE8's.
The things I really loved in the IE8's was the outstanding Soundstage they had. It was Superb in my opinion. I love Bass and crisp Mids/treble, I enjoy high's which the IE8s lacked but I also don't like them too overpowering. They also weren't too good with it's mids. As which the bass could of used more Fine-Tuning as well.
Awhile back I bought a pair of Sennheiser 650HD's from a fellow Headfi user to venture into fullsized. They were honestly the complete opposite of what I was looking for, Almost no bass but the mid area was pretty dang great.I didn't like how they were open canns because they seemed leak sounce alot. I haven't browsed these forums in well over a year and a half, so not sure what to look for. Iv'e tried the Beats Studio edition (the fullsized like 600 ones) and while the sub-bass was interesting, they were awful overall in my personal experience. Feel you could get a whole lot more for that price.
P.S: Not sure if my no use of a proper AMP/DAC affected my opinion of the 650HD's. I didn't have my Sounds card at that time (See few paragraphs down.)
Would Prefer headphone's that go over the ear. Like the cup encloses your ear. On-ear is considered but they have to be comfortable, probably use the headphones for atleast 3 hours minimum at a time, up to 6.
The Music I listen too in order lean's towards:
-Trance ( Blackmill, Deadmau5)
-Rock (Linkin park I guess would give a general idea?)
-Dubstep (more into the Trance-ish not so harsh dubstep, like emalkay, enigma, Gemini, some bassnectar)
-HipHop (I dont listen to this genre because its assumed to have bass, I like the genre. Like 90's rap)
My Priority Chart:
-Bass (Clean, Punchy, and hits sub bass with ease)
I own a HT Omega Claro halo XT so I could use that as a Headphone Amplifier & DAC with personally picked OPAMP's (I went through about 25 different one's til I got the flavor i wanted)
Also Own a FiiO E11 Amp.
I'd like to get a Schitt Vali & Modi AMP/DAC Combo after I get my new headphone's. (Should I go for Tube's Vali model or Magni? I'm thinking the vali.)
My Budget is around $300. But I'm willing to fiddle with it if its in the $1-200 range. but that's a low chance, REALLY want to get a Schitt Vali Modi setup. Which doesn't fit my Budget so much.
Currently Headphone's I can't get my eye's off.
-Sennheiser 700HD (With they're new price changes, $649. Iv'e found myself gazing at them)
-HiFiMAN HE-400 (leaning on these more since they're cheaper and you can get them for like $300 used)
Edited by Shoulon - 1/16/14 at 10:44pm