Pom, nope I didn't think it was bad for music. My understanding (which isn't very good) is that a larger soundstage is better for music, but essential for movies and gaming. Is that right? Hence why the Grado's are superb for music, but not for games or films.
Thanks to both of you for the open back info, that's a great help. I think I'll look at open options now as leakage and isolation are not an issue for me, so have no need for closed backs. I'd rather have a more neutral sound with the bass as I described and more clarity, so opens should be more suitable for me.
Kerry, you mention the 600 ohm is said to be better than the 80 and 250, is this generally the same for higher impedance headphones in the same range? So say higher ones in the 770 range are better than lowers, same for 880s, same for other makes, etc? Obviously lowers can be played on any device, highers need amps, but I mean if both were played on the same equipment, say with an amp, in a like for like test.
Edited by jimmyhart - 1/1/12 at 1:06pm