Which set of Headphones is right for me?
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After doing a lot of research and asking around I've narrowed it down to the Audio Technica M50s, Shure SRH440s, and the AKG K-240s. I listen to a pretty wide range of music, some of the bands I listen to often are Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, and I'd like a phone that can handle all of these different genres pretty well. I'm currently using the Sennheiser HD 485s and I'd like a phone with similar or better soundstage and more bass.
 
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How much would I need to bump my budget up to get both? And I would take more bass with the same sound stage if possible. 
 
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with your genres, go for ath m50
 
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The M50's is a good performer for different genres, with good bass and a decent soundstage. 
 
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I suggest changing the title of this thread to "Need More Bass AND More Sound Stage" and add your question to your first post - so you can get more opinions. But my rough estimate is a minimum budget of $250 for headphones and other equipment. 
 
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I suggest changing the title of this thread to "Need More Bass AND More Sound Stage" and add your question to your first post - so you can get more opinions. But my rough estimate is a minimum budget of $250 for headphones and other equipment. 
 


I second this, be more specific. You'll get more responses. 
 
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Ah, well I don't really have the budget right now for that, so I guess it's just going to be a choice between these 3.
 
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The K240 is probably the most balanced between these 3...the soundstage is not as wide as on my K702 (DUH!) but it's still pretty good. I'd go for those
 
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Another way of going about this "may" be to replace the E3 with a better portable amp. If interested, I suggest reading and posting in the portable amp forum.  
 
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I'm currently using the Sennheiser HD 485s and I'd like a phone with similar or better soundstage and more bass.


 
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If I were to bump my budget up to $250, what headphones and/or amp would you recommend?
 
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I suggest changing the title of this thread to "Need More Bass AND More Sound Stage" and add your question to your first post - so you can get more opinions. But my rough estimate is a minimum budget of $250 for headphones and other equipment. 
 
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How much would I need to bump my budget up to get both? And I would take more bass with the same sound stage if possible. 

 


 
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K240 and spend the rest on a good amp. If you spend 250$ on the headphones it means you need to have an amp, most of the times
 
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I also haven't seen any suggestions for the DT770s, which seems to have good bass response based on reviews. Would these be fitting for what I need?
 
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The DT700 will give you more bass, but the soundstage is nothing like the K240s. The K240s' bass isn't much lighter than the DT770s...
 
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