According to what you stated, Sennheiser HD800 might be the headphone for you. The only thing is the bass in hd800S is adequate and not rich.Allright, so I'm thinking about biting into the bullet here, and buying the XX.
Main reason I'm holding back, and / or considering other models - is major complaints with build quality when it comes to HifiMan as a brand, so spilling out 600$ + 25% import tax and shipping to Europe puts me on the fence for now.
Anyone had their XX since around the release, with extensive use? How have they kept up?
It has the same headband as HE4xx?
I'm making this my endgame investment probably ( yea rite ) and looking in the sub 1k$ range, am I looking the right way?
I tend to like airy, detailed sound - where the sub bass is still present. I love good layering and imaging, good instrument seperation, clear sound, lifelike vocals, instruments that doesn't sound too dry / cold and has a hint of warmth to them, I just want pure bliss when I put my headphones on.
Have to admit that planar bass sounds exciting ( never tried planars before ), though without reaching basshead amounts being tempting
Based on the descriptions I've seen so far XX seems like a good choice, and advise would be welcome ( I'm coming from DT 770 pro's without necessarily liking that sound signature, and a wide variety of IEMS ).
Is LCD2C overrated, or could that be an alternative?
A thought that has crossed me in this process is that I can get a HD6xx + HE4xx + Dragonfly Red ( I currently have black ) for the same price, which not necessarily will grant me as good audio quality, but versatility.
Any advise for me to make my decision greatly appreciated, the description of the XX has me pretty interested to say the least.
Similarly, I was also interested in the XX but as the warranty is not applicable in my country i got a HD800 instead. Hifiman has a bad reputation in quality control and imo it is not wise to take the risk.