Hello, I am new to the world of hi-fi audio and I am looking for some feed back on some headphones I am looking to buy. The headphones are Grado Labs sr 325 is, Akg k 271 mk II, Akg k 702, B&W p5, and the Sennheiser hd 600. First off let me say that I will not have an amp for at least two to three months but when I do get an amp it will either be a Schiit Lyr or the Valhalla. But for the time being the headphones will be powered by my home receiver, computer, or iPod. What I am looking for from these headphones are sound quality, comfortability, and fit and finish. I will be using them a lot so i don't want something so fragile that when I put them down wrong they will break. I listen to all types of music ranging from Sweatshop Union to Pink Floyd, so the bass should have a strong presence but not over power the mids or the highs. Also I would like my mids lush and full and my highs silky smooth. But as of this moment I have the strong urge to buy the Grados because of their reputation but I just wanted to hear other more experienced audiophiles.
I'd consider HD600 or a maybe different Grado (RS-1, HF-1, HF-2) that has stronger bass & smoother treble. Comparing the first two to SR225, I instantly preferred them and felt they went a long way toward remedying the flaws in Grado signature. Those AKGs will not work well with music that has any bass foundation.