I'm looking for a set of headphones mainly to listen to music before I go to sleep. I want the music to be as if I were actually there and sound as rich as possible. I listen to solely to mp3s (160-320kbps) and I listen to all types of music: Light, Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, Classical etc. I know studio monitors are very good but are they good for compressed music? Equally important is comfort - I want something that I can wear for an hour and not feel that its there. I am 6 feet tall and have an average to large sized head. And lastly I would like it to last more than 5 years.
I've owned Sennheiser PX100's, HD150's and Shure E2Cs and so far the Senns seem to have the best sound quality. The senns have also lasted me the longest, each lasting up to 3 years. I dont care about noise isolation as I am using these in my room.
Here are the ones that I am considering:
- Audio-Technica ATHM50 Studio Monitor Headphones $160
- AKG Acoustics K-240 $100
- AKG K271MKII $150
- Sennheiser HD595 $160
- Sennheiser HD 598 $240 (is this worth the extra 60 bucks?)
thanks in advance