I've been reading and reading the threads on here, already bought my first over the ears headphones to see if I like them. Based on the reviews here I tried the cheap HTF600 Panasonic's and thats got me wanting more.
For years and years I've been using ER6i IEM's mainly because they fit under my motorcycle helmet really well and have enough isolation for riding bikes and for my loud shop. I'm on my second ER6i, and I'm being careful this time, afraid to loose them since I haven't found anything better under my motorcycle helmets. Recently I tried a set of Senn CX301's too and thats got me thinking I want some strong bass and a warm sound. Not enough isolation when I'm running my larger machines though and they are no good on the bike, but I get by with them in the shop because the ER6i is not that "fun" for me, but the isolation is very good.
So, I'm searching for warm phones with strong, fairly tight bass with the best isolation I can get. I would like both an IEM and a set of closed isolating headphones with at least moderate detail and deep bass. I'm actually surprised how the $35 HTF600's perform, I didn't think they had much impact though. But, I'm coming from a moderate car audio background, I like my component speakers and my rides usually have the subs well powered. I like the warmth and the overall sound of the Panasonics, would like stronger hitting phones without high volumes. I do have an E11 amp and I mainly listen from Ipods, I like my old Nano 3rd generation when I'm working. I work in a LOUD shop with lots of pneumatic press activity. So noise isolation is vital.
My old ER6i's have the isolation, but I crave a warm fun sound with bass since I'm a fan of electronic and rock. But, I really listen to everything depending on the mood. I'm debating on trying to use some closed headphones while working if its not too hot, I could carry my little E11 to power something full size if I could get enough sound isolation.
Any advice for warm bass heavy isolating phones where there is enough detail to know what your listening too? I have large ears, I'm tall, my head needs a XL helmet etc. So shallow cups or tight clamping attributes don't appeal to me.
Edited by SSage - 1/23/14 at 1:07pm