I'm still trying to find a decent pair of closed headphones to listen to at work. Something comparable to my current AD900, but won't annoy my office mates.
I think I have been to every high-fi shop in Seattle by now, but haven't found much of what I'm looking for. The closed cans I've been able to audition were good but still felt boxed in to me (B&W P5 and AKG Q460.. will consider again if I'm shopping for portables). They never stood up to the open cans I auditioned in the same shops (all Grados and K701s) or IMO my AD900 or SR-125. It got me to wondering if finding closed headphones with that open sparkle is going to turn into a wild goose chase.
I have two questions. Can anyone recommend closed cans that don't feel boxed in? And is there anywhere in Seattle one could hear them? I'm trying not to buy anything over $200 that I can't hear first.
I've been interested in the Denon AH-D2000 (maybe the 5000, too?), the Beyer DT770, DT250, and DT150. Also, the Fischer FA-003. And I guess I would consider the A900 or one of the other closed AT cans, too.