Thanks for the suggestions,
I’ve done a bit of looking into the 4xx and they look really good for what they’re worth, but after some deliberation I’ve come to the conclusion that planar might not be the best option for me at the moment.
As I’m still quite new to the depths of the audio world and at the moment the only notable cans I own are the SHP9500 and WH1000XM3s
In saying that, the Sonys have made me realise I’m quite a bass head and until the GSX1000s bass boost the SHPs weren’t really doing it for me although they are great for soundstage in gaming.
Considering those aspects, from what I’ve learnt, dynamic drivers tend to have better bass and sub bass reproduction, so I might be better off sticking with dynamic drivers for my next cans, and the 3.5mm Jack is a bit more important to me now so that I can use my next cans for gaming with my Vmoda boom pro.
Not that I’m intending on replacing my SHPs for gaming entirely, just so that I have the option since I spend most of my time with headphones for gaming.
This thought path has peaked my interest into the Fidelio X2HRs but I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews on them, and where I’m at, I’m not sure if the most logical step forward, or if I might benefit from trying something a bit different, a big factor I like about the X2HRs above all is the price.
But it has me wondering, is there something that I might enjoy more in that price range?
These contemplations have me even considering that I might even be better off getting some closed back cans since I enjoy the bass so much. But being that I’ve only ever used closed back apart from the SHPs my opinion might be a bit skewed.
Sorry about the complete 180 on this post!
I know the stance I’m assuming now is a completely different direction that what I was originally going for when I started this thread but as I’m still a newbie there’s just so much for me to consider.
All I know for sure is that I enjoy bass, not that it has to shake my brain out of my skull but for it to atleast be there.
And soundstage is a really nice aspect as well as good imaging.
The 3.5mm isn’t a complete deal breaker but it is heavily preffered just for ease of connectivity and the option for gaming.