So I've been browsing the forums for the last 8 hours or so, driving myself crazy mostly because I don't know what I'm looking for.
I'm looking for a primarily at home pair of headphones, but they would also be used at off-home excursions such as flights, hotel stays, and road trips. There would be no public commute type of use. Saying this, I'd like it to be portable enough to pull in and out easily from a backpack, from which I love to store travel essentials.
Grados look nice but I think most of my applications require closed cans, which makes me think soundstage will be a problem. To compare what I may enjoy, I use Bose Triports as my go-to at home phones and would like an upgrade. I use the Apple ibuds on the go.
The models that have caught my eye the most are:
-Sennheiser HD 25-SP II
-Sennheiser HD 25-1 II
Grados look so nice so if the open-air design is much better for at home use (I hear about the open-air soundstage. Does anything else closed compare?) than I can use those at home and get a separate portable pair. I've never used an open-air phone, just my Triports, and I may get into studio production so how does the open design work out with recording processes?
I guess I like the mid-size cans just because from the full size ones I've seen they just look so huge and bulky. I won't pay more than $300 and used/refurbished is not a problem at all.
How do these models compare and I'd love to hear about other models that are out there. Thanks.