Hey everyone, been lurking on the site for a while, first time posting. I’m about to get a nice tax return and I’m looking to get some new headphones. I currently have a fiio k5pro, nighthawk carbons, and iKKO oh10.
I’ve been testing out a sundara the last couple weeks, but Im planning on returning them. They sound exceptionally smooth and clean, and for certain genres they are incredible (folk, idm, ambient, classical, anything acoustic). But they are too polite for punk and garage rock, at least for my taste. And the bass is just a bit too soft for rap. There’s no bite to the sound. I like 80s/90s college rock (husker du, the replacements, dinosaur jr etc) and lo-fi music that utlizes tape hiss and distortion(grouper, early mountain goats), and the sundaras seem to smooth the texture out of the music. There’s something a little off about them for movies and casual gaming too.
Any recommendations? I don’t have a strong preference to open or closed, and my budget is max $400. I absolutely adore the oh-10, any headphones with a similar sound? Sorry for the huge wall of text, and thanks in advance for any help