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Looking for headphones for alternative rock

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Hi! I currently own a Galaxy S3, Fiio E07K headphone amp (digitally connected) and a Denon AHD-1100. 

 

I listen to a lot of Alternative Rock, and that is generally not the best recorded/mastered music on this planet. ;) I like how the Denon 1100 is very warm and forgiving on a lot of music. I also like the big bass these 'phones give. You could say I'm a bit of a basshead in that regard. But I like the bass tight and deep, not muddy.

 

What I don't like about the 1100's is that they are very fragile. Three times I have had these replaced because of cracks in the can holders, and now my latest copy is suffering this same issue. Also they are not too detailled in comparison to other 'phones (see below)

 

I looked on this forum quite a lot, and ordered an AKG 545 and a B&W P7 to try out.

 

The AKG's are very flat and detailled. I find I have to crank up the bass quite a lot on the Fiio to get to the level I like. Overall they are nice, but I don't find them very comfortable. They were relatively cheap (130 euro) and are well build, so maybe I will keep these.

 

The B&W P7 I recieved today. It is a lot more expensive (330 euro). Build quality is superb. It has a bit more bass then the AKG, but still not enough for me. However, when I turn up the bass it gets muddy. Also, these 'phones are not very forgiving and can be a bit harsh in the upper-mids.

 

Some songs I listen to:

Swim and sleep (like a shark) by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Animal Life by Shearwater

Bellio by Dutch Uncles

 

What I'd like to know is: are there any people here who can recommend me a pair of headphones to try based on my experiences and musical taste?

 

Thanks! Daan


Edited by daanh - 2/28/14 at 7:44am
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I just picked up the Shure SRH1540.  They have great bass.  They are also very smooth, absolutely no grain, and very forgiving.  At least to my ears.  Definitely worth an audition.

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Thanks for the reply. I'm now thinking about saving up for planar-magnetic headphones, such as made by MrSpeaker or Audeze. Will these be a good match with rock-like music?

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Thanks for the reply. I'm now thinking about saving up for planar-magnetic headphones, such as made by MrSpeaker or Audeze. Will these be a good match with rock-like music?

I have not heard those models, but everything I have read said they'd be perfect for rock and alternative.

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FWIW, I just ordered the Mr Speaker Mad Dogs. 

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