I've been stalking these forums on and off for a while now and I'm in desperate need of advice.
For the past year I had been using a wonderful pair of Sennheiser 201 HDs that were wonderfully warm in terms of bass. Unfortunately they have a wiring issue and need to be replaced.
So I did research and bought the remarkably cheap Senn 219s, and while I'm picking up highs and mids that the 201s flat out missed the bass is virtually non-existent to a level that shocks me. I did a number of music tests. I tried a Lana Del Ray song, and it was like a concert. During a Rick Ross song it was...for me, awful in terms of bass. It might as well have not been there. Furthermore the earpads are making my ears sweat and that feels weird.
In another two months I'm going to be traveling Europe, and I need something light weight and portable with some kind of isolation. With a nice dark bass(hence my preference for sennheiser) and general good quality. If I could take the mids and highs of the 219 and combine them with the 201s bass it would be a dream, but unfortunately I just can't seem to find anything that fits that bill. I'd prefer something closed, but I am open to anything.
The kicker is also it has to be below 45 bucks, preferably lower than that.
Now the 219s are actually crackling. I thought I had the volume up way too loud, but when I looked it was only half volume, and even when I turned it down further it continued.
I was debating getting a pair of Koss portapros, but the problem is they'd probably pull out my hair. (I had past experience with metal headphones doing that even before I started rockin a a 'fro. Should I just keep the 219s despite everything?
Edited by darlarosa - 4/22/14 at 1:44pm