Let me just get it out of the way here, I own some SR325i's. I enjoy the sound for what it is good for(rock, specifically with electric guitars i've noticed). However, the headphones are DAMN uncomfortable for me. The drivers rub against my ears constantly and I can't wear them for more than 30 minutes before my skin practically starts bleeding. I'm exaggerating of course but I still can't wear them for more than 30 minutes. I also enjoy QUITE a lot of music that is so far out of the spectrum for these headphones that keeping them around me for anything but listening to rock and alt rock straight for ever is just not a good experience.
Anyway, So let me get to the beef of why this thread was created:
I'm selling(or trading) my 325i's, hopefully to get something much better for me.
So far, the only actual HQ phones i've tried were the Shure 840s due to some guy positing a trade(840s+75 bux) who conveniently disappeared after I agreed to do it when I listened to them in a local guitar center. I liked them, they were a little 'distant' sounding, to be honest but they handled both aquistic, and electric guitar centered music quite well, as well as the small assortment of electronica I had.
Currently, I'm listening to Jonsi's Go Do with my 325i's, It's not pretty.
So, anyway. I'm hoping to get ~200 ish dollars from my 325i's or a good trade(I'd prefer a trade tbh).
I've been eyeing:
AKG701(doubtful, I like taking my headphones on trips with me)
Or a combination of a nice home-set + a cheaper portable set(Such as the creative Aural Live!(theyre cheap and supposedly good sounding) + some shure840s for home).
Once I move in to my new place, I'll have a pretty decent(eh) amp that should be quite capable of driving any HP I can throw at them*
So TBH I just don't want to 'downgrade' in the quality of headphone from the Grado's, because I appreciate their quality and such, we just don't get along.
Right now, I'm primarily using my good old HD485's.
So, hopefully you guys can help me decide what to get!