Hey guys whats up?
So i recently broke my HD201's and my god was i sad! The best $30 i have ever spent, to just break like that - it almost made me cry. Oh my god, they were the ants pants. They sounded all so, so good. They had deep up-tight bass (especially with an amp), decent mids and incredible and interesting highs, in fact in my opinion they would render sounds i have never heard before with a decent sound card, and decent software. However there was a slight notice in how uncomfortable they could become after 2-3 hrs of listening and the sound stage was well just moot. I do not understand why everyone were paying them out, sure they look rather ugly (in fact i like that because when they are on your head it indicates to people you do not want to be pestered). All the hype about Beats headphones is annoying and like Beats are so much better than these is what people were saying - In fact i think it is a physiological thing with people just because you pay for overpriced cans that make the song uncomfortable, un-listanble and just dam right unnatural. I mean seriously? Want EXTRA bass? Want that terrible sounding mid-high sound like beats? USE A EQUALIZER! Beats cant even compared to this thing that is almost $170 cheaper, here in Australia.
Okay, okay back on track now. So from the HD201's little show they put on i am more than over impressed with Sennheiser. This is why I am choosing to go with them... AGAIN. Hopefully the build quality is better as we pay more.
So, here is my question:
What headphones are more suited to my needs? The HD449's or HD 380 Pro's?
I like uptight bass, big and boomy but not as cwap or as aggressive sounding as beats. I'm not overly fussed about the vocals as long as they are not muffled, and are visible in the mix. My biggest thing is how well the highs and treble are handled. The highs have to be highly immersive and render higher frequencies - like a breeze. I am not fussed on the comfort as long as it is not going to crush and kill my ears, also sound stage is again moot as I'm not overly fussed about it.
Overall, bright boomy yet uptight bass response, decent vocals and very detailed highs. I know in this price range I am stretching it, but which one will fit my needs better?
OOh, ill be using a Fioo E6 as my amp, as i use my headphones on the go. (If your thinking about portability at this stage, portability is just as moot as sound-stage at this point of time, as i love bulky headphones)
Thanks for any response!
Edited by HuntingBass1998 - 5/6/14 at 4:41am