Hello, I’m looking to purchase my next pair of headphones, as I recently upgraded my stack to a topping e70+l70 and since it has been a few years since my last headphone purchase, thought this was a good chance. I generally prefer warmer/bassier headphones and do get fatigued easily from bright headphones (trying out the focal elegias hurt my ears after 5 min). Please give me your suggestions as well as any insight into the headphones I mention.
The headphones I own are the hd 6xx, neumann ndh 20 and ndh 30. Headphones I have listened to in the past that I have enjoyed were the lcd 2 fazor and dan clark aeon closed. Headphones I have listened to I did not enjoy were mdr z1r, mdr z7, focal elegia, focal utopia, hd800s, hd820, and meze empyrean.
I am located in Korea so the headphones that I have access to are limited. The ones that I can purchase without too much difficulty that I am interested in are LCD2 classic (the audeze dealer her does not sell the normal lcd 2f), LCD X, ZMF Eikon, Atticus, Aeolus. I am also worried about headphone longevity, as sending in hifimans or lcd in for repairs would involve international shipping (something I would rather avoid) so I am sort of leaning towards the dynamic drivers on the ZMFs, and though I would have liked to just settle with the hd800s, I would prefer warmer headphones with more punch in the bass. While I can and have tried out the Audeze headphones, I can’t try out the ZMF headphones before purchase as the ZMF dealer here does not have any on display.