I have been lurking around here and I have shot for the Schiit Magni & Modi and I just got them a couple of days ago.
I own ATH-AD700 and honestly the AD700 is a great headphone for gaming and movies, very comfortable and huge sound stage, I really love it for gaming and movies.
In terms of listening to music I’m not satisfied with it and I assume it is now the bottleneck to fully enjoy the Schiit stack and it is time to upgrade. In addition, volume control is hard and it almost impossible to find a sweet spot.
Budget wise I can go up to 300$ and maybe more but it is not about the money it is about spending it wisely and making the right choice, I don't want to spend a fortune for just to get a fraction of improvement.
Now If I want to own one pair for all kind of music, what would be your recommendation?
Currently I’m looking at:
HD 600 for $390.91 I might be able to hunt it for less J
Beyerdynamic DT-990-Pro-250 for 162$
AudioTechnica AD900X for 188$
Philips Fidelio X1/28 Premium Over-Ear Headphones for 233$
AKG Q 701 for 199$
Note: when buying it is final, there is no way I can return it. I'm shipping it overseas in addition I don't have the chance to try any of the above headphone or else in local shops. It is just not available. :)