Hello everyone, it's my first post here.
Recently I felt like moving a step towards... higher level of audio quality, if you will.
At the moment I have the SteelSeries Siberia V2 (http://www.head-fi.org/products/steelseries-51100-siberia-v2-headset-white) for when I'm on my PC (Which are amazingly comfortable!) and the Monster VEKTR In-ears for when I'm on-the-go (Great sound isolation, awesome sound. Got them on sale.). And I feel like my In-ear VEKTRs sound better for music than my old Siberia V2.
I'd like to purchase new over-the-ear headphones for my home use - my maximum budget would be around the ATH-M50's price point at most (not too much, but that's all I can do for now). I don't have any option to listen to the headphones before getting them, so I'm asking for your professional opinions.
I don't like heavy bass in my music, and I mostly listen to female vocals in different genres (pop/rock/acoustic/electronic) therefore I'd like the headphones to produce live and clear vocals.
Which headphones in my price range would perform the best for these needs? (Even if you consider the M50s to be the best option, I'd like to hear about alternatives. I've read about the Koss ProDJ 100, but the only retailer I can get it from have those listed for about 115$ in my country, if I am to add the M50 pads it would be around 150$ . Any Sennheisers I should check, maybe?)
Also, another thing - I currently use the small usb sound card which I got with my Siberia V2's (while my main speakers are plugged to the normal audio port in my PC).
I understand that in order to unleash the full potential of more expensive headphones, I might have to buy additional equipment. That's where I'm confused...
Do I need to get a new sound card or an amp? I only intend to use it to listen to music, and not record anything.
Phew... I hope I made myself clear enough. Thank you in advance for you opinions!
Edited by Birghtest - 1/29/14 at 7:15am