posting here just to see if theres anyone with insight on this in the tf2 community
so im done with IEMs at least for the next 4 years. i’ve got the etys for neutrality and isolation and my custom ACS silicone emotions which are like isolating just as much and have better vocals, bass and soundstage but maybe not as good highs (?) hard to say
now im reading that for the most part, an open back headphone is going to sound better, give more detail and soundstage but theyre not gonna isolate as well as the IEMs, which is fine
im looking for one that goes fucking crazy with orchestral music and jazz. vocals are not a concern because i’ll just use my ACS for that. i want this headphone to fill a space where it has greater technical ability than my etys, but maybe a similar tuning. it can be more V shaped because idc about vocals for it
the budget is 1k, but i also need a dac/amp, so the headphone budget is more like 600-700ish. i think i want to get the THX one amp because i think my ACS is too sensitive for the 789
currently with headphones it seems like it goes Sundara vs 660s vs DT1990 Pro all of which are like 350-400 right now, and fhen everything after that is like £1500........
the issue with those 3 is that while im sure the 3 of those are all good, they all have these really annoying downsides. id rather just have a solid pair
if any of u recommend something thats out of the budget but u think id like it i will still consider it