First of all I apologize for the lack of vocabulary, I’m not too knowledged about audio gear yet so I might not be using the correct terms.
I’ve been with these for a little over a year now and think I want to try something different rather than an upgrade.
I started with the dt770, but didn’t like it too much because it felt sort of muddy or muffled.
Then I managed to get the 1000x for like $200. I definitely liked them much more than the dt770. It felt cleaner, and more enjoyable especially when listening to female singers like Yorushika (I’m japanese so I’ll probably be mentioning mostly japanese singers/bands) and i’m not sure if it’s these cans making me sway towards them.
I mostly listen to younger japanese singers recently (zutomayo, yorushika) but I also like rock (one ok rock), pop (yonezu kenshi, aimer), some jazz, and basically any anime stuff (lucky star, overlord, mado magi, hokuto no ken, pretty much anything including ost), and the 1000x can feel a bit underwhelming.
So I’ve been looking for something different, doesn’t necessarily have to be bassy. And, although I’m not too competitive, I do play games, so I guess I’ll leave this here.
Ones i’ve considered are:
-drop / senn ( Doesn’t ship to japan so nope)
-4xx (a bit concerned about QC.)
-Sundara (A bit on the higher side of my budget. 360 in japan)
-verum one (Also a bit high. concerned about the people making it)
For now I don’t think I want a base heavy pair, but other than that I want to experiment. The only things are, not a must, but I think I prefer slightly wider soundstage.
200-300 is what I’ve been looking for, but considering squeezing up to around 350.
-Would I need to upgrade amp or dac for any of these?
-Any other recommendations?
Slightly unrelated questions you don’t need to answer:
Am I understanding my current headphones correctly?
I think I understand detail and soundstage, but not stuff like speed. Are there any pages explaining these terms?
I listen to covers on youtube quite often, around what point does youtube become unoptimal?
If there’s anything important that I haven’t said please let me know.