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Best headphones-PMP combo for 1000 CAD (usually 0.7-1 USD)

Hello,

First, this post may also relate to the forums Amplification and Digital Sources but usually forums forbid cross-posting, so I'm hoping if this one has links or allow X-post that it will be done to this post (mods please do), or be informed about it.

As this is my 1st post and it's customary to make an introduction in that case, here I go. I don't have a real discerning ear--although--I've been in clubs and standing music venue (like clubs but much larger sound-system and only for events (no recurrent themed events, like "disco evenings")), and once in a stadium, so I know what a very good and mediocre club sound-system sound like. I've rarely had good disposable income so rarely spent accordingly. I bought some used over the ears with grills (when another person try to look at the ear hole, the part between the center and the rim; please let me know the term if you know it) Sennheiser for 100 CAD (or less; currently = 76.382 USD), although that was over a decade ago, they were good but not amazing I thought. Almost a decade ago I bought some Shure earbuds on pretty good special, from an official distributor, for 150-200 CAD I thought they were excellent.

All my music is digital, the vast majority in FLAC, the vast majority of the remnant in MP3 (almost never < 256 kbps). The genre that make me want to acquire better audio equipment, is EDM, especially hardcore-related, including Speedcore & Gabber. I also enjoy metal & punk sub-genres, especially melding the 2 such as Sludge metal, Crust punk & Hardcore punk.

Would you suggest to me headphones & PMP (portable media player) combination along the formats & genres I prefer (previous paragraph), for 1000 CAD (or less) ? 1 CAD is usually 0.7 to 1 USD, currently (1,000.00 CAD = 763.822 USD). The equipment need to be rugged as I do sports and sometimes fall, I would get some protective case (I'm thinking of a cash box padded with some foam (harder next to the walls with shaped plushy toward the center)) but that would not prevent all damage from shock. I don't think I'll be using the combo while doing sport (often inline skating, and would use it while commuting back).

Thank you kindly

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You will want to post this to

You will want to post this to the Innerfidelity forum, because that's where all of the headphone activity has gone over to. That said, I would suggest a classic lifestyle headphone such as Sennheiser Momentum, PSB M4U, HP-50 etc. Many headphones in that price range will be ear-bleeding with metal and other -core music. I personally prefer a single-piece music player such as iPhone, or a decent PMP like the FiiO X7 etc. Adding a good DAC to a phone is compelling, and it sounds great, but is inconvenient for portable use. Don't forget too that the fidelity you're spending for will get lost - the finer details etc. - in a noisy environment, so good isolation helps.

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Favorite genres order

I'm sorry for the miscommunication. My favorite genres for loud/club-like music are, with #1 by a good margin from #2:
1) EDM-based
2) Rock-based

I'm looking for a club-like/music-venue-like experience. I'm not looking for something that will have so much bass to cover all other sounds, I'm not sure how to explain the type of sound I'm looking for.

As for your posting suggestion, I can't find a forum name including "inner" http://www.stereophile.com/forum Did you mean in another site?

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Innerfidelity is a big

Innerfidelity is a big headphone site associated with Stereophile. Google and other search engines will get you there.

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