Hi. I finally have the ability to buy $200-$250 CAD headphones, and I am looking for guidance/recommendations. I currently have the monoprice retros with brainwaves pads, I LOVE THEM. All my music sounds ‘as it should be’ to me, and as zeos says in his review “there just fun”. And I couldn’t agree more. But now that I have a bit more money, I want to experience the next step/level in audio. I game a bit, but I’m more watching streams / listening to music. I also drop my headphones a lot, iv broken many a pair. So id like something a bit more well made.
I like the ‘fun’ sound profile, V or U or Warm seem to be the terms I’m thinking of, but I’m no audiophile or expert, stuff just seems to sound better like that. So where is my next step? Iv looked hard at the x2hr’s, x3’s, dt 770/880/990 pros & TYGR 300 R. And I keep finding myself coming back to the beyerdynamic TYGR 300 R. They are pushing hard on my budget, but I can make em work. BUT…BUTTTTT, is this the right call?
side note Bass is important to me. Gives me the rumbles in my tumbles, BUT, BUT. I DO NOT like bass head cans. Iv heard many, and I dont like it. But iv also heard a few AKGs which almost give me my sound profile, but are always missing the bass (in at least what iv tried/can afford). No bass, no go. But all bass, no go. These monoprice retros give me near EXACTLY what I ‘think’ I want. But due to there cost, I worry im missing a bit of detail maybe? or positioning? I dunno. Thats why I need help. I basically want a ‘better’ retro, are any of the headphones iv mentioned a ‘better’ retro?
Should I just buy 10 more pairs of monoprice retros and be good for life or… like would this be a real ‘step up’ for me? Or am I just splitting hairs at this point and wasting money? Can I ‘stepup’ for less? Maybe something would be a better choice. But for my sound profile, my use cases, and what I’m coming from, the beyerdynamic TYGR 300 R seem like a solid choice. Help me out fam, give me some ideas or tell me if I’m barking up the right tree <3