New to the site and hoping for some shopping guidance. My birthday is coming up in a couple weeks and I'm planning on getting myself the gift of a headphone upgrade.
My go-to cans are my ATH-M50's, but I also own a pair of chinsy on-ears for the gym and a couple dirt-cheap IEM's. I like the M50's, but their on-ear/over-ear ambiguity leaves the comfort much to be desired, and I'd love something with a bit more clarity, especially in the mids, preferably without sacrificing too much bass response. I'm also a movie-buff, so anything that can bring out the best sound in a film is a solid plus.
Cans I've been considering:
Denon D600(hate the look, but the reviews on sound intrigue me)
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro
Beyerdynamic DT770(tried these at local music store, enjoyable and comfy, but perhaps too close to M50's)
Ipod Nano 5th gen
Ipod Mini (Rockboxed)
Sansa clip+ (Rockboxed)
I'm also planning to order a Fiio X3 so I finally have a place for my 24-bit music files, so amping isn't really an issue.
Any advice or input is much appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time.