I am looking for headphone for home use. My price range is about 250 euro's.
I had the same decision 2 months ago, browsed this forum over and over.
Then, i was looking for a headphone that i could use at home and on the go.
Since i didn't find anything to my taste, i decided to go for IEM's and picked up a Sennheiser IE80.
It was great, especially the soundstage was very good. But the isolation was indeed somewhat lacking.
I lost the IEM 2 weeks after my purchase, silly me...
I decided i'm going to stick to home use, as i tend to not take care of my stuff that well.
I listen mostly to all electronic genres, mainly techno and dub.
The denon D2000 seems great but now they sell for 400 euros ???
2 months back they were priced at 225...
If anyone finds a good denon D2000 deal in europe, let me know.
Otherwise what else is there for me?
A beyer + a fiio?
Is the AKG Q701 good for my genre?
I did a quick google search for denon d2000 and it seems you can find them around 220£ (269€ / 356$). Which is not that bad considering that is the normal US price.
But Q701 is damn expensive in EU. It costs about 230£ (282€ / 374$). In US the same headphone can be bought around 154£ (189€ / 250$).
Also I'd like to mention that if you buy the Q701 your budget is gone and you don't have money for an amp (assuming you don't already have one), which Q701 really needs. So remember to leave room for an amp when shopping for headphones. Or look for easy to drive headphones that don't really need an amp.
EDIT: AKG K550 seems to cost 153£ (190€ / 250$). Doesn't necessarily need an amp, but something cheap like Fiio E10 amp/dac does fit in your 250€ budget.
Edited by Papander - 4/29/12 at 10:07am