First of all, let me say thanks to this forum for getting me into headphones about 6 years ago when I bought the Sennheiser HD555s.
Huge thanks also to pandaman for his stellar review on the Andes E07k.
I am a fan of the laid back,warm Senn sound and find the soundstage marvelous on the HD555s.
The HD555s are getting long in the tooth now although they are really sparkling after the foam mod. I also notice bass is more present after the mod.
Recently I bought my first Amp/DAC, the E07k. The HD555s are sounding even sweeter now! More open and musical. So many more details like needle drops and musicians breathing.Incredible!
Sooo...Where to next?
Budget is $200-250
Main listening is done from laptop with E07k as DAC or from Android phone.
Prefer to stick with Sennheiser. I don't like harsh,fatiguing treble. Comfort is huge.
I read the excellent reviews here for HD25s and Momentums. (Also, I loved my pair of PX-100s but sadly the cord broke. Miss those as a goto portable can. )
I can't decide if I want the next can to be an open or closed. I definitely don't like IEMs. Closed would probably anger the wife so I wonder if the HD25s are out.
The HD598s look like more of the same, especially with styling, so they are not entirely appealing.
Maybe what I could do is use the HD555s at home then the new phones would be a portable for work.
Thanks again for all your input and insight.
Edited by phonnixx - 3/3/14 at 4:09pm