kia ora everyone, bit of a newbie around here. I'm from New Zealand, so not a lot of opportunity to try some of these headphones in the wild (ie retail store). I know people rave about the Senneheiser 598 for classical, but as yet DROP hasn't done a version of these (or has it, and I don't realise).
I have HD music, via Qobuz, for favourites (Bach, solo cello, St John Passion etc, Vivaldi..., a little cool bebop). I use Vox and a small dac (Denon), and old entry level open back Sennheisers, or Sony MDRs. But I read reviews that talk about a soundstage, and get greedy for a better sound. So which headphones here would be best for my tastes?
I have seen raves about the Hifi 4XX for value for money, but little on their performance for my type of music, and sennheiser seems good too, but... I'm pretty careful nowadays after encountering too many sound systems that made violins sound like fingernails on a chalkboard.
Can someone help me out with some tips? thanks, Ngā mihi, Lindsey