First of all big hi to everyone!
I am stalking this forums for weeks now in search to find cans that would best cover my needs. Until now I was pretty convinced that I would buy the AKG K702 (they have good price and good reviews) but suddenly a kind of pre-buyers remorse took hold of me.
My situation. Most of the time I listen to music on my office PC in form of MP3s, some FLACs and on youtube.
I used regular Samsung IEs and was happy with them. Then my colleague bought the ATH-M50s, let me listen to them and I was lost. Suddenly my IEs didn't sound good anymore. I didn't want to spend such an amount for cans so I bought the Superlux HD681B because it had good reviews (and I wanted balanced cans) and was cheap. It was a huge step up from the IEs but the satisfaction didn't last long. Nowadays I always feel that I would enjoy music much more with something more "higher level" and am ready to raise funds for that.
So first thing I decided to order the Dragonfly as it seemed to be a good value and also balanced. Next step would be buying some decent cans. I was almost convinced that the K702s are the one for me. Great sound + good price = win. But now I have little doubts.
K702s are supposed to be very revealing. And that is what scares me. With MP3s, youtube and handful of FLACs being my only way to listen to music at work I am afraid that the k702s wouldn't be the most enjoyable choice. And also maybe for my PC + Dragonfly combo they could be overkill.
As for the music, my taste is very broad. Classic, opera, jazz, rock, trance, dnb... anything. Because of this I think balanced cans would be best (I can be convinced that I'm wrong). One thing is sure - it doesn't need to be bass heavy.
So please help me find a good cans that I would be happy to spend around €200 - €300 on them (maybe less if it's overkill for my pc). Or am I good to go with the K702s?
Thanks a lot!
Edited by pohoda - 3/28/14 at 8:45am