Any office workers out there? I've recently moved to a pretty small office where wearing my lovely Audio Technica ATH-AD700s is no longer an option due to the noise leakage, but neither is isolating myself from the rest of the world with a set of IEMs. I was wearing some ancient Sony MDR-V6s, but what I am looking for are suggestions on closed-back (or mostly closed) headphones that can let me enjoy my music without forcing the rest of the room to do the same or to scream at me for attention.
Anyway, some more specifics on my own plans and preferences:
- My favorite headphones by far are my STAX SR404s and their SRM006tII amp. Bringing that to the office however is a no-go, not the least of which because of the sound leakage
- I overall value a wide soundstage, comfort, fast, and sometimes even warm headphones, but I'm not too particular about the latter point.
- I do plan on getting an integrated DAC/amp soon, as using a port straight out of my PC is terrible. I don't plan on spending a grand on any such equipment anytime soon, however, and the Matrix Cube actually seems right up my alley if you want a reference.
- The types of music I listen to are all over the place, but given the office setting I tend to listen to a lot from electronic and jazz genres, mixed with the occasional instrumental piece.
I've got to imagine that I'm not the only one here with this predicament, so while the above topic is a question geared toward my own circumstances, I'd be happy to see the thread open up to all office dudes.