Howdy everyone. So, I have been in the fence about buying a used pair of Grados sr325is, or a pair of Senns 598. But as with everything, controversy never ends here, so I'm still in the fence. One thing is that a lot of people don't seem to think that the bump in quality with the Grado series is worth it: that the sr60/80is are a far better value than the 125/225/325is, etc.
I am the happy owner of a pair of hifiman's re-400s, which is basically my only pair, besides a ****ty set of senns cx300. I am looking to move up the ladder, getting something a)cheap, b) that doesn't need an amo, c) neutral or bright, with good definition, strong bass. I don't like very laid back or dark sound.
I was wondering if you guys think something like a Superlux 668b would be a significant improvement in sound quality coming from the re-400s (which I think are quite excellent). I do here they might need some amping though, so I don't know (for that price though...) I was also looking at the Sennheisers 598, which are said to have the brightest profile of all the Senns (a bit more emphasis on treble). I am mostly a jazz and rock guy (Taborn, Lehman, Jarrett, Trane, Smiths, The National, Smashing Pumpkins.
Edited by krelianx - 2/17/14 at 3:23am