I've been a lurker and review reader on this website for quite a while, and it helped me pick up my Sennheiser HD 201 and later HD 202 II. But now I'm thinking of upgrading.
The thing is, my budget is up to a maximum of 90 Euros (120$ USD) and no more.To be honest, even that is pushing it. And I'm looking for a noticeable upgrade to my 202's.
Another thing is, I live in Latvia, in Europe, so we don't have a lot of the brands, or some are more expensive than they should. For example, I'm looking at the Sennheiser 429/439/449 direction, and 449 are the top of my budget of 90€, but I have no idea how or what they are like. I've tried going to music stores, but they wouldn't let me test them out, since they'd have to take them out of the box.
I'm looking at over-ear headphones, for portable and desktop use. Music, movies, games...
I do have a FiiO E06 portable AMP.
I've heard a lot about Audio-Technica ATH-M50(s/x), but they're over 180€ here, so that's a no-go. Same with Shure SRH840 - 130€. We also possibly wouldn't have some of the rarer brands available here.
Now, I know it's important to know what kinds of genres I listen to. Mainly it's alt. rock/grunge, but I also listen to Metal, Electronica, J-Pop, Classical, happycore.... I'm very versatile when it comes to music and listen to all kinds of genres. I do like to have a lot of bass, but I also don't like when the headphones or speakers makes every other freq range than bass sound hollow.
Anyone have any advice? Should I just blindly order then Sennheiser 449's (or 439) or are there other good brands with better price:performance?
Edited by darkdex52 - 6/15/14 at 11:28am