I have used the search bar before doing this, but I couldn't come to a conclusion based on the topics I viewed.
I am looking to replace my sonys as the ear pads are starting to fall apart. They are really just shedding, but I want a new pair. I am tempted to just get a second pair, though would like an actual upgrade.
However, I want the headphones to either sound just like the 500s, or preferably have deeper bass while maintaining the clarity of the mids and highs. I have considered the audiotechnica ath m-50s, but fear they won't have the bass i'm looking for.
I listen to music of all sorts, rock, metal, reggae, classical. I will also use these headphones most for playing video games. The xb500s always blow me away when I watch the opening video of Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn... I love how these headphones vibrate from the deep bass yet the vocals and the clash of swords sound so clean and crisp, and everything in between still sounds great and is audible and distinguishable from each other.
I'm looking for some cans that can fill the 500s shoes. One pair of headphones that can do it all as well as the 500s. Over the ear only.
$300 is the absolute limit, preferably half that. Wireless a plus. I know I'm asking a lot and won't be surprised if my expectations aren't met, but maybe someone can help me make a decision based on the headphones I personally own and absolutely love the sound of and i don't want to stray far from the way these sound.
Help much appreciated