Hey all, i've decided to get myself a new set of headphones and have spent the last 2 days scouring these forums for info which has been great but left me even more confused as to what headphones would best suit me, so any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
I'm located in australia and looking at spending around the $300 mark on a decent pair of full size headphone for use with my laptop, I understand a DAC/amp would benefit greatly in running some more high end headphones therefore have decided to get the Audinst HUD-mx1 as they have speaker outputs which will be great for switching between my headphones and current monitors (M-audio bx5a's) and the reviews seem positive regarding them.
The Headphones will be used primarily for listening to music which I enjoy listening to alot of late 60s early 70s rock music aswell as other music from around that era and some soul, blues and potentially more as my tastes diversify. They will also be used for some gaming and movies (but buying namely for music).
I used to own a pair of AKG 240s which I really liked the sound of, and a pair of sennheiser HD-555 which I did not enjoy as much.
I first looked at the Beyerdynamic DT-250s but have since decided that open/semi-open headphones would be more suited to me. Basically I'm trying to make a decision between the AKG 702s, Audio-Technica ATH AD900, Beydynamic 880s + 990s.
Any input regarding my taste of music and which headphones would be best suited would be much appreciated aswell as any other comments, advice or other headphone or DAC/amp options I should be looking at.
I understand I should goto a audio shop and listen to these before I make a decision, unfortunately I'm currently residing in the middle of a desert and won't be back in a city for a number of weeks so i'll have to trust you guys in my decision making.
Thanks alot, Matt.