I am a classical music lover who is planning on purchasing headphones soon. My current system is “vintage” but good quality (McIntosh, Nakamichi, Klipschorns, etc.). I haven’t got much experience with headphones but I've learned a lot from this great site. I am heavily leaning toward the Sennheiser phones mostly due to their great reputation, high marks on soundstage/imaging and comfort.
I am considering the HD800s, despite their high cost but have also heard (and read here) great things about the HD600 and HD650. I am wondering if any of you have gone through this thought process and what your recommendations are? I would especially appreciate a description of advantages/disadvantages of these models.
In addition to sound quality, I am placing a heavy weight (no pun intended) on comfort. I am a big guy and have a large head and I have read the HD800s are the most comfortable (and expandable) of the three models.
To reiterate, these phones will be used only for classical music – about equally split between orchestral works and chamber/solo piano.
Thanks very much for any help you can give. BTW, I did search and found a more open-ended thread from January – it was helpful but got a bit sidetracked.