Hello. Recently i got hooked to quality audio (music). Currently i use Sennheiser HD205II. I don't have much experience with headphones so i won't rate these ones but they sound good enough for first good headphones and if it wasn't for the unbearable clamping force i could recommend them for 50$.
I enjoy U shaped EQ with these headphones. The music i enjoy: 90's style, black woman vocals, deep base, guitar. Songs for example: Michael Bolton - Go the distance; Eric Clapton - Change the World; En Vogue - Don't let go; Celine Dion - My heart will go on; Philip Philips - gone gone gone ect. Not so long ago i enjoyed hard rock and metal the most but i guess my taste has changed (i still like those genres but not nearly as much). Still i find myself listening to all genres except classical music and fake annoying mainstream. Since i listen from my desktop, headphones need to be comfortable and because i live alone i don't mind if they are open (it is my conclusion from reading that open headphones produce the best sound?).
I play music off of my PC, from Asus Xonar DX and i don't plan to change this source since i recently bought it. I plan to build my O2 amp or buy some desktop headphone amp if i don't succseed. So the headphones will have to be able to play without (currently pc without amp) and with an amp. I have been looking, reading and found myself wanting the Philips fidelio L1 as my number 1 choice for ~140$. Headphones need to be made so that they last many years (i don't plan on upgrading in the near future). So how would you compare the ATH AD700x to fidelio l1 and what other headphones would you recommend for me?
Many thanks for the active readers that help newcomers like myself. Cheers
Edit: I really like the Fidelio x1 from what I've heard. A powerful base with a clear mid and high, I like that. But I don't believe its worth 100$(~80%) more then the L1. If someone knows where I can get x1 used at a cheap price I would be grateful.
Edited by KnezicDex - 5/2/14 at 11:43am