Hey all, new to headphones and trying to find a good headphone for the $200-$300 range--can be used, so like a Grado 225i new 325i used or Sennheiser HD595 or HD600. Just started my research.
Listed to mostly rock which I understand is Grado's territory. Some jazz and a lot of acoustic stuff. And a lot of rap, but I hate boomy bass, its gotta be tight and not too overpowering. Also, they're pretty much going to stay in my basement. A lot of vinyl and mp3's and apple lossless over airtunes through a v-dac into a Marantz 2240.
I also have some Grado 60's which sound pretty good and using with that Marantz amp.
The amp I have is a vintage Marantz 2240 in great condition. I understand this makes for an excellent headphone amp as it uses the amp circuitry to drive the headphones. Someone in a previous thread mentioned that its a great pair with the higher impedance Sennheisers.
I love the way the Grado's look over the Sennheiser's and was leaning toward the 225i/325i. Then I started looking at what is better with the amp and saw the comment above about the Sennheisers and it kind of threw me off.