Hi all, I'm looking for some full-sized headphones to use at work and wanted some recommendations:
What is your budget?
I am looking to spend between $300-$500 but am open to anything beyond that price range is the headphones meet all my requirements. So if in doubt please toss out a recommendation so i can at least look into the headphones!
Are you OK with open cans?
Open headphones would not work here. I share an office and don't want to bother my officemate. This is actually one of my key requirements. Currently I use IEMs (Westone UM3X's) and I would like a pair of headphones that have almost no sound leakage. I am not sure if that is possible but if it is not the amount of sound leaked needs to be super low.
What equipment will be powering these cans?
Currently am running Macbook Pro -> USB -> Audinst HUD-MX1 -> RCA -> M-stage Matrix
What format of your music and other sounds will you be putting into these cans?
I listen to a lot of different genres of music but primarily am looking for headphones that can handle electronic music and rock-ish type music. I also listen to hip-hop music and something with some deep or impactful bass would be great. Lastly, I listen to movie soundtracks and orchestrated music in binges so if the headphones could handle all these I would be ecstatic. I find that my UM3X's do some of these genres great justice and are very respectable in the others.
Do you plan to use them outside of your home?
These are going to be used strictly in the office.
Appreciate any help I get here! Thanks!
Check out the Audio Technica ATH-ES10. The Ultrasone Pro 750 are a good choice if you want to come in under budget. You might also want to look into the new D600, which seem a bit pricy to me.