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Looking for a new pair of circumaural headphones ~$300 (EDM Music)

post #1 of 39
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Hey there, having rid my collection of several of my headphones, I realized I still can't live without at least one pair. I'm actually looking for an upgrade from my previous headphones, the best of which was my Denon D600.

 

 

I don't really have a preference between open/closed headphones, since I have a pair of IEMs for noisy environments/outside use. I have a fairly decent amp as well, V-Moda vamp verza, so I'm not too worried about being able to power whatever I get.

 

I mostly listen to electronic music, trance, dance, ambient. I'm just at a loss of what to get. The most obvious choices are the sennheiser HD600 and Hifiman he-400. But I'm really wanting to explore what else is out there. So throw me some suggestions, I'm open to anything, certainly not closed to any suggestions.

 

I'm willing to spend enough to merit a legitimate upgrade. Maybe up to $350, but it'd have to be a great deal or something,  nothing higher than that.

post #2 of 39
+1 to HE-400
post #3 of 39
Thread Starter 
Found the B&O H6, anyone able to compare both?
post #4 of 39

If you have a Verza, why aren't you putting the M100s on it? They're built for each other and EDM is one of the genres the M100 excels particularly with.

post #5 of 39

Mr Speakers Mad Dog Pro might be another option... closed back planar.

post #6 of 39
Thread Starter 
M100 huh? I assumed it would be a side grade as well
post #7 of 39

I was highly disappointed with the M-100 even for EDM, since it lacks clarity (yes, it is very noticeable)

So I'd go with a nice open headphone. Not sure how well the HD600 with EDM since it does have a sub bass rolloff... but it's a very enjoyable listen iirc

Planars are awesome in general for EDM imo

post #8 of 39
Thread Starter 
Wish the He-400 came in black. I guess I'll try to look into it along with other planars then. I feel like there were a bunch that popped up about a year ago.
post #9 of 39
H6 lacks bass IMO
post #10 of 39

If you liked the D600 the HE-400 is going to so sound soooooo thin in comparison. People talk about its punchy bass, but that's in terms of open-back planar headphones. That's why I'm voting something like the M100 that'll give you that kind of bottom-end oomph you had before. The M100 is an improvement over the D600 (IMO, I like them better then the D7100 as well), but the HE-400 is going to sound absolutely nothing like that. 

post #11 of 39
Stretch a little and go for the T90s? biggrin.gif Just under 400...
post #12 of 39
Thread Starter 
Beyerdynamic T90? They're like $650 on Amazon :I

Also, I'm not in love with the D600 sound sig, just their literal comfort. I do like some low end, but often on the D600 it seems to take over pretty much.
Edited by Hapster - 6/27/14 at 8:42am
post #13 of 39
Click on "used" and you'll find a few at $375. Usually it's just the external box that's banged up. Buying a like new might yield you a brand new set that someone might've tried for a few mins. I've bought used from amazon before and saved quite a few bucks doing so.
post #14 of 39
Thread Starter 

Alright, I'll go check that out, I'm starting to care less & less about 'new' anyway, since it's almost like buying a new car anyway.

edit: just noticed you have a T90 for sale. You aren't suggesting anything are you, :ph34r:?


Edited by Hapster - 6/27/14 at 9:23am
post #15 of 39
Not suggesting. Just merely rooting for one of my fave cans. biggrin.gif I <3 Beyers. I don't want to sell them... just that. Family comes first. Or so my wife tells me. wink.gif
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