Ive made the decision, I am going to sell my HF-1s.
Yes I love a lot about Gardo but the highs, $hitty construction, scratchy pads and overall fatiguing long-listens, have changed my tune (pun intended).
So, Ill have about $600 to spend but since I have NEVER owned anything but Grados, I dont know exactly where to go.
I do however know the following are very important to me:
I listen to a wide-array of music (a lot of electronica, rock and metal, classical...