Have not posted for a while so hope this thread finds all you Headfier's happy and well.
OK I have had the Shure's for quite a while now and I am having a little difficulty in choosing a reasonable upgrade from these cans. 1st of all let me say that apart from the fact I hate the build quality and the constant creaking of these things I have been very happy with sound of them for the price. I must be a bit of a bass head as I do not want to lose that characteristic.
I use them with a rockboxed 5th gen ipod classic and iBasso D6 amp. My musical tastes atm are varied depending on the mood. Right now I am listening to The Bee Gees One Night Only. I also play a lot of Rush and U2. Other Genres include blues, smooth jazz, hard rock (flac). I'm going to need something that is reasonably accomplished for every Genre except classical. I am unable to audition headphones due to where I live (Mid North Coast Eastern Australia). Having to buy before I try makes me a little nervous!!
I'm at the point of giving up as the more I read the more I think I should just hang on to my Shure's and just grab a better cable for them and save myself some dollars for say a better DAP.
I have the coiled cable ATM.
Budget is up to $350.00 $400.00 AUD. We get ripped off here in Oz so overseas links are ok.
I'm also open to the idea of not upgrading at all if that makes any sense.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Edited by oldmate - 3/17/14 at 6:08pm