I'm thinking about buying some headphones and am probably looking to the second-hand market for something interesting that would match my 'vintage' flat earth system i.e. naim/rega/linn/epos with an emphasis prat style sound.
I've been reading lots but am getting confused with all the conflicting reviews and notes about certain brands - I've seen AKG and Beyer recommended as being ideal but also completely discounted as being totally unsuitable and so I hope I can ask some of you headfiers for some much needed help.
The only requirements are that they be at least 120 ohm or above (preferably around 300 ohm) to suit a range of amps, but not too high either as 600ohm might exclude some SS amps (e.g. a Naim Headline) as a future amp choice. I've been given a Bottlehead Crack as a gift and so am planning on using that for now.
Music is mainly modern composition / electro-acoustic (richard skelton, jacaszek, hildur gudnadottir etc), experimental (elaine radigue, ellen fullman) and singer songwriter stuff (nina nastasia, tara j o'neil), but am looking for an emphasis on dynamics, speed and clarity rather than sound-staging; a fast articulate bass rather than low end grunt etc.
I'd really like to continue with bang for buck vintage gear and 2nd hand with an 'interesting' factor is what I think I'm looking for.
I've been reading about AKG K 500 / 400 which seem interesting at the lower impedance end, are they the right type of thing I should be looking for? AKG 240 DF / M / Sextet sound ideal but for the very high impedance which would be a struggle for some amps...