Hi there, lately I have been reading many reviews and asking questions here and there but I just couldn’t find the perfect pair of headphones for my needs , either if it’s a cause of the sound signature or the availability in my country.
I personally mostly and almost solely listen to pop and EDM and never have experienced any high quality audio in my life before. I own two pairs of speakers (both 2.1) and I’m used to the bass cranked on them. I bought a gaming headset quite awhile ago before I learnt which was a huge mistake because it has a sound profile which is useless for music consumption. It’s a Corsair HS 35 and I tried using eq correction from this https://github.com/jaakkopasanen/AutoEq and it does help with it but I guess I want an upgrade.
I tried playing with the eq and I also find that I found too much bass on an headphone is obnoxious and I have never experienced it on a speaker before and my old headphones just can’t go so low. So I was on a quest to find good enough bass headphones for 100% music only.
I found many headphones but I quickly narrowed it down to a few due to the availability in my country. I can get the fidelio X2HR , beyerdynamic 770 80/250 ohm, M40x , MSR7 and HE400i for a reasonable price here but I’m also highly considering HD58X (harder to get cheap) and Sony mdr1am2.
I hit a wall when I learnt that beyerdynamic have good bass but isn’t that great for detail and may be slightly flat, Fidelio might have things all over the place , HE400i might just lack some bass and those Audio technicas don’t seem to be a big upgrade. I was really eyeing the HE400i but I’m really scared that I will be disappointed by the bass output of it.( I can’t try it here in my country and I might be satisfied with it I’m not sure)
So I am currently looking at the Sony mdr1am2 but it’s kinda out of my budget. I found after a month of saving since my post for help on Reddit when someone recommended me this, I can actually afford it now but I’m still quite reluctant, but if it is the deal then imma get it.(r/headphoneadvice)
I can’t seem to find anymore headphones in that category also I am not sure how much bass do I need and how much is too much. My dilemma doesn’t end here yet, I am having another headache from pairing a good enough portable DAC amp but after watching some latest z reviews I will probably get the shanling up4 as some other review says it’s like a btr5 sound and its cheaper for me here and I can’t get the qudelix 5k here.
Now I end up with the Sony mdr1am2 and shanling up4 as my current final choice so I appreciate any input from you guys on is this a good choice or not or you can recommend me something cheaper because I really don’t want to spend more than like a he400i.
PS : Should I get the he400i and just forget about everything, I am really attracted to it and if its really unfortunate that I don’t like it , I sell it? I have a extremely strong feeling I will love everything about it but might be disappointed in the bass???