Hey everyone, this is my first post here (although I've been lurking around here for about a year). I would like to start off by saying, yes I have seen several posts about this exact question, but I feel I should make my own thread because of my music personality and other questions to add.
Uses: Music, PC Gaming, and Playing Guitar
Genres: Rock and Electronic (to be more specific: Pop Punk, Post-Hardcore, Metal-Core and Drumstep, Electro, Liquid DnB)
Extras: Home use only (don't care about open-back), Will be used with my Focusrite 2i2 as an amp, Open to other suggestions
Now I have some questions and concerns about both headphones. I have been looking into both of these for some time now and I am still unsure. I have been leaning towards the HD 558s but I am afraid of not having enough bass for when I listen to electronic. I do not want to say I am an audiophile by any means, but I will say that I am above the average listener. I have the knowledge of highs, mids, lows, soundstage, open/closed-back, and etc. So with this being said I feel it is time to upgrade my audio setup. I do have a few questions though:
1. All I have to compare are my Astro A40's (Yes I know this was a stupid purchase, but that was also 3 years ago) and my Klipsch S4i, how will these two compare with music (don't care about gaming) and how is the bass compared to these two? I mainly want to know how will the bass and quality compare with the Astro A40's and HD 558 that way I can get a good comparison to know what I will be working with.
2. Going off of my first question, I am in no way a bass-head, but I do enjoy my bass. So will the HD 558's literally have no bass? Keep in mind i listen to 75% rock and 25% electronic, so I want to know if the Sennheisers have enough bass for that 25% of the time?
3. Is the soundstage that bad in the M50s? I wan't a decent soundstage as I do listen to music with instruments and I wan't to be able to hear each one clearly. I also want to have the sense that I am being sucked into the music, meaning I would wan't a better soundstage, correct?
4. Last question is about the price. Right now I can get the HD 558s for $120 and the M50s for $140 on Amazon. With the M50x out for $170, are the M50 really worth $140? That seems pretty pricey for them. (Yes I do understand the only difference between the M50 and M50x is the detachable cable)
I know this is a long post and a lot to ask, but any help would be very appreciated.