Hey all, I'm back again for some advice :)
I'm looking for a decent pair of headphones for movies/tv shows/gaming. Music will rarely (if ever) be listened to on these phones. I'm going to have these connected to a HTPC w/ a fiio e10. The phones themselves are mainly going to be stationary, so portability is not a concern.
Open or closed, either or is fine with me. Ultimately closed would be more beneficial for late-night viewing, but I can't deny the soundstage of a open headphone.
I've been looking at:
1) Senn HD558 (build quality is what worries me with these phones)
2) AT M50s
3) Ultrasone 780s (comfort seems to be the downside of these)
4) AT 700s (build quality is also a concern)
5) Senn HD25-1 II
I must have spent the past twelve hours researching all of this, and I have to say I'm more confused than when I started :P
Durability is a must. While these headphones are going to be well taken care of, I still want something that is extremely durable; I plan to keep these for many years to come.
ATM I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 990 pros and I really love them. Honestly, I'm almost considering picking up a 2nd pair just for the other room.
I'd love for some members to chime in here. I've done a huge amount of research, but most of the topics seemed to be oriented towards music, not movies.
Thanks in advance for any replies! Happy holidays.
Edited by nfs924 - 12/25/11 at 12:11pm