Hi there everyone!
I'm a newbie here so I am not very familiar with technical jargons when it comes to headphones, so my apologies if i'm not clear about what I want. I'm planning to buy a new pair of headphones, this being my first foray into headphones territory and I will need advice from you good folks. Before this, I have always used IEMs like the ATH-CKM55. I have always disliked headphones but after expereincing my boyfriend's ATH-M50, my perception has changed. Music has never been so beautiful.
So now I would like to get a pair of headphones myself but eventhough I like the sound of the m50, I dont like its aesthetics. I dont like the clunky plastic look. I have considered the beats because i like its sleekness but I find the sound quality underwhelming and the bass too overpowering, muddying the other aspects of the music.
So now I'm considering the Grado SR325is and the beyerdynamic DT990, both of them are aesthetically pleasing to me: the Grado has a cool retro look and the DT990 can be customised. I have also read reviews and they seem to have good sound too. Could you guys help me to decide which pair of headphones are more suitable for me?
Music genres: I listen to bands like Muse, Florence+the machines, Hurts, Depeche Mode, Mew. Sometimes trance (Daft Punk, Tiesto) and instrumentals (game soundtracks). When studying I listen to classical music. Not a fan of hip hop or rap.
Portablity: I would bring it around but I have enough space in my bag so I dont mind carrying big cans.
Price range: I'm willing to spend money on quality headphones as long as they're not ridiculously priced and super rare.
Closed/Open: I dont have much of a preference. Less noise leakage would be good though.
Sound preference: I enjoy the sound for the M50 so I would like something similar. It performs very beautifully when it comes to classical music especially. However, I noticed it does not play the song Undisclosed Desires very well. The drums are abit muffled. Vocals also seem to feel less sharp. Overall the song sounds abit muffled. I have no idea why though.
Thanks alot for the help guys =)