Hey guys, I currently own a pair of HD598 and have used them for several years at this point and they are showing signs of fatigue so I thought it was due time for an upgrade especially since it's Black Friday/Cyber Monday time. I have almost no experience listening to other audiophile headphones besides my HD598 and my friend's M50x (which I was not impressed by). The things I really like about my HD598 are the sound signature and sound stage. I have no real cons about how they sound but my only gripe is they are very slightly uncomfortable when I wear glasses (I got glasses relatively recently). I currently have Magni/Modi (not 2) stack so I would like a pair that can be run decently from these. I mainly listen to Asian Pop/Rock music with female vocals but enjoy orchestral/piano music mainly when studying. I would not consider myself a bass head as I was overwhelmed by it when listening to my friend's M50x's. I would like an open pair as isolation is not an issue to me due to primarily using headphone at home in my room. My maximum budget is ~$300 USD (may go very slightly over if there's something that much worth it). I was initially eyeing the HD600, HE400i (saw it was on sale), and the Fidelio X2. However, when I asked for recommendations somewhere else I was pointed towards the AKG 7XX's by two people. I wanted to ask for some more opinions before pulling the trigger on a pair of cans though as $300 is a lot of money to a poor college student like me.
Thank you very much in advanced!
Edited by santokitoki - 11/24/15 at 9:54pm