I haven’t gotten too deep into the hobby myself, but I remember my mind being blown when I first tried the M50. Hearing sub bass for the first time was an incredible experience. However, going from the M50 to X2HR was a pretty lackluster change in audio.
After talking to a friend who had the opportunity to try out many of the popular “audiophile” headphones in the $500 dollar and below price bracket, he told me that the change from one headphone to another isn’t significant enough to justify paying hundreds of dollars more. He settled on the HD 6XX, claiming that paying extra for Sundaras, dt1990Pro, or even LCD-2’s just aren’t worth the subtle difference in audio.
Is there really a ceiling in audio quality at this price point where the gains in fidelity from one headset to another are subtle and not far off from a 200 dollar headphone? Will I not even be wowed by a thousand dollar pair of headphones? Would I be missing out by settling on an HD 6XX?
Please share any stories you have if you’ve ever been blown away by a pair of headphones.