I find myself in an interesting dilemma. In sound, due to my years of experience in this business, every time I realize that spending 200 euros more or 300 euros more is not synonymous with improvement. Generally, the extra expenses on headphones go 60% to materials, 20% to sound in terms of technicalities and/or clarity, and 20% that is perceived as a placebo.
Having said that, I have a question. Considering that I want to improve my HD560s (an underrated over ear) in terms of soundstage, better cleanliness in all frequencies and a better image… to listen to ambient, classical, chill out dance, vocal music and pop from the 80s-90s Should I spend €150 for a hifiman 400se, €350 for a hifiman sundara or look for the hifiman edition xs for €500? I have also seen the Sivga Phoenix, the Hd660s or even some rarer option but I don’t know if I will find an improvement with those models.