I had a pair of HD-555's which I really enjoyed unamped.
I have a small Headsave Classic amp though. (discontinued and made by "Norm" around 5 years ago)
The HD-555's weren't durable though and the head band broke at the ear piece on both sides.
I use them alot almost every day to watch movies most of the time.
Overall these points should be considered:
- Open back! (but not leaking a lot more then the HD-55x)
- Relatively easy to drive
- +- HD-595 price point. (Around 150€ online at musicstore.de online)
- Very comfortable (same or better than HD-55x)
I was thinking about Beyerdynamic DT-990 or Sennheiser HD-595's, but the latter would probably break again over time.
What would you recommend?
Edited by Guust-Fi - 10/28/10 at 3:21am