I will try again, no replies on my previous post.
I am going to get my first set of audiophile headphone and have narrowed down to SRH 440 and SR 60i
I have heard the SR80i but it was $20 more, which, my parents will kill me, yeah.
I have heard the SRH 440 but it sounded like detail comes from the same distance. anyone noticed that? Have not heard the SR 60i
The headphone will be for home use. I'm using my Motorola Atrix 2 to drive it, not the best source tho.
My genre is just J-Pop, nothing but J-Pop the instrumentals are sonetimes electronic but im fine with SRH 440's bass. Forgot how SR 80i sounds.
Honestly... if you can go with the SR 80i go for it man! As the extra $20 is worth it I hear. Maybe you can sweeten your parents up with some extra house chores! Also another REALLY great Intro Audiophile can is the Koss Porta Pro, it runs for about $60, which is a little cheaper than the SR60i so that may be another option.
I've demo'd The Koss DJ 200 and 100, and they really are very nice for a lot of different music. I own a pair of DT 880 250ohms which are rather GREAT cans... and the Koss Pro Dj series was my favorite in the Sub $100 can range!