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As I see it you can slice this a few different ways:
1)Grab one of these, most are fairly efficient so amplification won't be as big a factor: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the-hardest-hitting-headphones-are-the-extreme-bass-club.716711/ I personally have the TH-X00 and UltrasonPro900 on the basshead side of my collection. Of the two the X00 is more enjoyable to me with most genres but that Pro900 with all forms of electronic music (that I enjoy) is pretty insane. It's been replaced by the 900i but I don't think a whole lot has changed. The Pro is NOT worth it's MSRP but can often be found 50-70% off.
2) Get just about any headphone you want + a Schiit Loki/Magni3 combo. The Loki will let you play with the frequency response with continuous adjustment over 4 pres-elected bands. This is a good option if software PEQ's various settings are intimidating. You could also start with/supplement with a small investment in JRiver's Media Center software. The headphone options and PEQ are pretty good for those who like to play around with the EQ.
3) Grab a ATH-M50x or similar closed easy to drive headphone + a FiiO Q5/A5/etc. The FiiO units have always had well done bass boosts. I have/had the E11, E12A and X3ii, all had a good implementation. This can also be supplemented with decent EQ software, I use Poweramp on Android but there are other options.
So if you don't want to buy extra gear for option 1... most of those don't need crazy amps but at least the Fostex do improve with them. If you think you will want to "tinker" with the sound, go option 2. If you need portability go with option 3.
At home I use the following for "basshead" moments:
Home: JRiver MC (rarely use EQ)>Teac UD-501>Gustard H10/Cayin IHA-6>Fostex THx00/Ultrasone Pro900
Portable: LG V20 running Poweramp>Sennheiser IE800.
I definitely fall in the "occasional basshead" category, I usually prefer neutral/natural with good bass extension and maybe just a hint of boost/good impact.
Jun 7, 2018
RayF
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Jun 8, 2018
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You forgot to recommend a new iMac, iPhone, a MacBook pro, and a copy of Walter Isacson's: "Steve Jobs." --Lets get with the program, shall we?
Jun 8, 2018
JaxL
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Jun 8, 2018
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holy shit dude you really have a lot of free time lol
Jun 8, 2018
RayF
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I like to think of it as public service.
Jun 8, 2018
JaxL
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Jun 8, 2018
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Worry about yourself first cunt
Jun 8, 2018
JaxL
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Jun 8, 2018
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get a life
Jun 8, 2018
RayF
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Oh! Another unfortunate side effect of listening to hip-hop: terminal potty-mouth. Well, the only known cure is adulthood, and that's very long time away for you. Guess we'll just have to be patient with you?
Jun 8, 2018
RayF
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Do people really still say "dude"?
Jun 8, 2018
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