Hello guys! I'm looking for advice on buying an open headphones to listen to classical music (FLAC 16-bit and 24-bit) in a laptop computer with a HRT HeadStreamer USB-powered Headphone DAC/Amplifier attached.
As far as my budget goes, it would have to be either one of these three:
1-) Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms
2-) Grado SR 225i Prestige Series Headphones
3-) Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones
Which one would be your choice?
Transparent, I suppose.
The Headstreamer would give:
Grado SR225i: maximum SPL of 133.2 dB
Sennheiser HD 558: maximum SPL of 143.5 dB.7
As for the Beyerdynamic, maximum SPL would be around 113dB, which may be too low.
Edited by Uhly - 6/8/12 at 3:54pm