I currently listen to the SR80is and really enjoy them quite a bit. For a few reasons, I've been wanting to try something else out.
The open-ear Grados work well at home when I can go into a quiet room and listen to music, but still hear my wife yelling for me when needed :P I'd like to have a closed solution, however, for work-related things. Also, I'm just in the mood to try something new and possibly make a small upgrade to my audio gear. It's a slippery slope, right?
Any advice for me in choosing between these two headphones? I hear that the HD 25s are fairly aggressive and good for rock music. Given the fact that I really enjoy the Grado sound, these seem like an appropriate choice.
At the same time, while I do have a lot of rock in my collection, I also have a decent amount of acoustic, jazz, classical, etc. I like to think that my taste is fairly diverse. That leads me to think that the ATs might be a better all-around solution, and they also seem to be slightly cheaper.
Comfort has been an issue for me with the Grados, the earpads and band both bother me after an hour or so of listening. Do either of the headphones I'm looking at have a comfort advantage? I've read mixed reviews for both, so I'm not sure what to think. The over the ear ATs seem like they would be better for me, but I've read that the headband can really aggravate the scalp.
Anyway, I'm struggling with this decision, so any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by skyline315 - 1/13/12 at 6:04am