I am new to this site, but, I have been lurking on it for the past couple of months. My first purchase into the world of high fidelity headphones is near, and I need a bit of help. I grew up around hifi equipment (specifically Sennheiser and Denon) but I have yet to make my own purchase. I listen to a lot of electronic, with a huge emphasis on trance music. Also, I love classic rock and jazz.
I have $101 in credit on Amazon.com and I have a few options I wanted to run past you guys.
1) Grado: I have never owned a pair, but the description of their sound (warmth) seems fitting to my musical tastes.
2) Sennheiser: having some experience, I know about the generally "wide open" soundstage associated with Sennheiser.
So, if I go Grado, is it better to spend around 100 bucks plus the credit for the 225i? I have been reading a bunch of headfiers who say the 225i is a great balance of performance and price from Grado.
For sennheiser, would you recommend the HD555 or HD595 cans (or any others)? I will be getting an amp (desktop, not portable) in a few months, assuming I can afford it since I am a student.
I want a pair that I can use primarily at home for lossless audio listening (I rip in WAV on my "music" desktop) as well as the occasional jot to class.
Thank you guys so much.