Does Ohm realy have this little impact on quality? I have seached quite a bit and found that people do notice big differences in quality and mostly prefers 2005 version 250Ohm or 80Ohm. Also it seems like noone realy talks about the DT770 PRO 32 version and only have experience with the DT770 premium 32 version. Also i guess i am buing a 2010 version of the headset, is this a "good year"? PS: If the sound quality is that much better on a 250Ohm i rather buy an AMP or sound card, cause I'm all in for quality.
It really shouldn't be a huge "night and day" difference like most people make it out to be. I've tried the maybe 3 versions of the 770, one of the 880, and two of the 990. To me, there were slight differences between 770/880/990, less so between the ohm models in each range. I did notice the low impedance models were easier to drive loudly, and the high impedance models had better left/right separation, but really that's strictly a matter of how loading reacts vs impedance. The matter of "sound quality" is debatable.
As others have mentioned, just buy the cheapest one within your budget and don't sweat the details. Only a really trained ear going back and forth with A/B testing would be able to pick out the difference anyways.
I settled on the Pioneer HDJ-2000. I wish the mids were a little more forward and had a larger soundstage, but I shouldn't be expecting that from a DJ can. It has great build quality and isolation, and folds down nice and compact. I've played around with a few other headphones in its genre and like this one the best.
The Alessandros are typically considered slightly mellower compared to their Grado brethren. For those outside of the US, the Alessandros are also a *far* better value because Grado has ridiculous price hikes once it crosses any border.
The 325/MS2 are perhaps the most live/hate in the Grado family though. Read up on any of the reviews/threads to see why. Many would consider the HF2 to be a positive step up from the 325/MS2. Another consideration is the relatively new Symphones Magnum upgrade for the 325/MS2, but this is starting to move quite a bit up the pay grade.
Looking to pull the trigger tomorrow on my first set of good headphones, but could use another opinion or two:
I'm split between:
Which do you all think fit my needs better?
I'm looking for:
Sound quality in the areas of music that I listen to, namely: Rock, Alternative Rock, Electronica. (Think Radiohead, Muse, The Beatles)
Style (Both look good to me!)
One final question, will the Grados leak sound out? I mean, if I am going to the library to study, would they be a bad idea?
Thanks to all who have helped and will help!
The Grados are almost louder on the outside than in. If you're going anywhere public, go with the Ultrasones instead.