I’ll try to be as brief as possible.
Current headphones: Fidelio X2HR, DT770 Pro 80, Jabra 75T Active (exercise), Air Pod Pro.
Source: iPhone 13 (primary), possibly work computer (Dell)
Genres: Hiphop, EDM, classical, movie scores, orchestral.
-tactile bass (thump) and sub-bass; but not necessarily at the cost of sound quality. I don’t need reference quality mids and treble, but I also don’t want pure mud bass.
-open preferred as my ears get really hot with my DT770s.
Budget: up to $600ish. Not the strictest budget, but I had a tendency to overdo things, which is how my apartment home theater went from $500 to $5,000 the more time I spent on forums.
-SMSL SP200 ($140 on Drop), I got this because I was looking at planars and figured I’d rather have the power available.
-Qudilex 5K (for Bluetooth, mobility)
Headphones: HE560 ($229), HE6SE ($600), TH-X00 (used), E-Mu Teak, open to any other suggestions. I’d probably prefer new/open box/b-stock than used for warranty purposes.
DAC: SMSL M200 or anything with a volume knob due to SP200 having linear potentiometer.