I purchased a set of hifiman HE-400's eons ago, and unfortunately the plastics that hold the cans to the headband have broken. After being screwed around with Hifiman support on getting replacement parts (they allow you to ship the cans to them to get replaced but will not allow you to buy parts), i've decided to start looking into new cans.
What sort of cans would be a reasonable replacement to the HE-400's? I'm happy to spend up to $1000 i suppose on a new set.
What kind of sound are you after? The HE400 are pretty solid/bassy, higher end ones tend to trim the fat in that area
SpaceBoy wrote:Hi all, wanting to know what the best headphones for me and my tastes I have the options of: M50X, M70X, ATH-MSR7, ATH-A990z, ATH-DSR7BT, ATH-ANC9. I listen to a lot of rockier music (lots of Tool), house and hip hop. So performance through the ranges would be nice. I'm currently using some Bose SoundTrue's, and would like an upgrade from them.
I'm mainly using them with an iPhone 7+, so the wireless option of the ATH-DSR7BT or ATH-ANC9, the difference is price between them is 300ish dollars, is it worth getting the DSR7BT's? or would one of the wired options perform better overall for my style of music. I don't care about noise cancellation, price, or anything except the best possible overall performance of the cans. Thanks!:)
Does it have to be an AT model? The ones you've listed are all pretty different sounding and there are some real "why bother?" models in there (eg: ANC9).
The M50X has the most V shaped response curve, the M70X is tighter but if you like the M50X it doesn't guarantee you'll like the 70. The MSR7 are clean and clinical sounding, the 990Z are their current hifi fullsize which are nicely balanced sounding, but not as bassy as something like the M50X. The DSR7BT you're paying a chunk of the cost for the BT in it, so unless that's a must I'd suggest spending the money elsewhere.
Other options: Beyer DT250 or Custom One Pro, although the 250 works better with a small amp.