I am looking for a second pair of headphones. I have some Grado SR125 which I like a lot. However, after getting my last guitar amp, I need a pair of headphone at home and one at the office.
I listen to classic (mostly violin concerto, sonata or other), rock, psychadelic trance, some jazz and some accoustic guitar.
I am looking at of budget of 350$ or less and doesn't mind buying used from this forum. If less don't mind having more money for other hifi improvements.
At work I have a closed door office, so open headphone help me hear if someone arrives in my office and is somewhat less rude. Since the grado are a open design, it is possible to switch headphone sometimes.
I built my own CMoy amp to power these. A dac may be something that I will build in the future for this.
I am looking for headphone which are easy to listen for prolongated use, comfy, not too hot, not overpowering your hear etc.
I like a little sparkly high,
well define mids without beiing overwhelming
I like bass but nothing that will pound my head, and clear bass is much preferable to muddy.
The headphone will not always be amped, so it may come from ipod directly sometimes.
Model I was looking at are
Fischer audio FA-003
Audio Technica AT-AD900
Phiaton MS 400