I've been lurking on these boards for a little while now, as I'm in the market for a set of cans. After a lot of reading I think I've decided which phones I want. Before I take the plunge though I'd thought I'd ask for a final decision. I currently own some IE8s.
As the title would suggest, I've settled for some Grado 325is (thats just a plural s, not the silver version). I live in the UK, so I'm planning to import them from the US. The total price I'd be paying is £205.
My music preference is mostly metal and heavy stuff. But I also listen to calmer music with a lot of instrumental layering. Some bands I like to help you get an idea: Deftones, RATM, System Of A Down, Reuben, Black Label Society, AV7X, Funeral For a Friend, Kyuss Hed Pe. But also, Brand New, Mogwai, As Tall as Lions, Mountain Goats, The Sound of Animals Fighting, etc.
Really my question is are these headphones suitable? Unfortunately there are no stores I can go to test them out, around here it's all Bose or Sony. There's a Denon dealer, but I don't really rate their sub £500 headphones.
From reading around, the only other choice that seems to crop up are the K701's.