I am new to this forum but have been on it several times over the past year. Everyone seems to be very helpful and kept non constructive criticism to a minimum too :). I am still new in the audiophile world and look forward to learning and being able to experience more.
About a year ago I purchased my MDR-XB700's. I wanted something that was comfortable and within my price range at the time. I listen to all sorts of music to include Rock, Techno and Rap. I really enjoy the bass of these headphones but I must say its really loose and not tight at all. I don't get that punch out of these that I want. In the car audio world they seem more like 15's and I want them tight like 10's or even some 12's
So now that I have a little more money to spend I was wanting a couple opinions on what I can upgrade to. I still enjoy and want good bass but more importantly I want it to be tight and punch and I also want more full and crisp sound from the highs. I am an Electronics Tech and I sit at my bench for ten hours a day so I would want something comfortable too but not a huge priority. There are also a lot of times that I like to really crank up the volume to the point that XB700's distort I certainly don't want that either, I mean I know there is a threshold but im certain its higher than what these can handle.
I listen to music through my iPhone, I stream music through Pandora and Spotify, the music I have stored on my phone is all 320kbs and lossless audio. I have a Schiit Magni that is also in line and as for price goes I can spend roughly 600$. I hope there is something within that price range that will satisfy me and I figured if I asked the professionals (you guys) then I can easily pin point the right ones to buy. Thank you all in advanced.