/r/headphones Purchase Help Thread (2017-12-02)

  • Budget - U.S. $125, $175 hard limit. Used is an option, but I prefer to avoid eBay.

  • Source - FiiO E10K

  • Requirements for Isolation - none

  • Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Nope

  • Preferred Type of Headphone - Full-Sized, Over-Ear

  • Preferred tonal balance - Unsure, I think pretty balanced, definitely prefer clear mid-bass and clear treble... I prefer headphones that have soundstage that is clear without having to be cranked up

  • Past headphones - AKG 240 Studio (55 Ohms). I've listened to them for the last four years contentedly, but with electronic music and heavier post-rock there isn't always enough separation. I've tried Sennheiser HD600 and HD598, both were impressive, but it has been years since I heard the HD600's and I only had a few minutes with the HD598's.

  • Preferred Music -

Chiptune, Drum 'n Bass, & various electronic: Paint the Skies, Trey Frey,Sabrepulse, Kubbi 1 1, Shirobon

Post-Rock, Other: Long Division, Over the Ocean

Alternative and Other: Jon Foreman/Switchfoot

  • What would you like to improve on from your set-up? - More detail, more balanced would even be ok, but I'm uncertain because many of the "reference" headphones I hear about are termed things like "Sterile sounding"... That could get old quickly!
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