I would like to expand my headphone collection and I need some help/tips.
- Computer with Xonar Essence STX
- Macbook Pro (late 2011)
- Nexus 5/7 and Ipod nano
- Ultrasone Pro 550
- V-Moda M100 (for ipod/phone/macbook)
- Shure SE215 (for Ipod and phone)
What am I looking for:
I want to expand my headphone collection. I want to enjoy music to it's fullest but I don't have unlimited money to spend.
The headphones will mainly be used for music listening on my computer. I also game but that's less important.
The source files I use are 320kpbs mp3's, I also listen through Spotify and Youtube.
My main genres I listen to are EDM (Electro House, Progressive house) also techno, tech house, minimal, more soulful house.
I can enjoy classical music and film music.
I love music that has that really deep bass, so it's important for me that the headphones have a good clear bass (I can hear the difference between the Ultrasone and the Vmoda, Ultrasone is in my opinion much clearer and gives a better sound) and warm sound.
Budget: +/- 500,00 Euros
* Ultrasone Pro 900
* AKG K701 (not bassy but reviews seem good)
* Sennheiser HD600
* Sennheiser HD650
* Beyerdynamic DT990
* Philips X1
* HiFiMAN HE-400
=> For the moment I will not upgrade to an external amp/dac as I am happy with the Essence STX.
=> I decided that I might get 2 headphones. One that is great with my EDM music and another one that is more neutral.
I already decided more or less that I will get the AKG K701 for the neutral sound.
Still undecided on the more bassy headphone.
I just edited my post, made it a bit clearer and have some more info.
I also ordered the Fiio E11 amp for my phone.
=> Some examples to what I listen too:
Edited by SpArkLeS - 4/9/14 at 8:19am