I may need your help for some feedback. I started getting into the HiFi headphone scene a few months ago and am really enjoying my Audio Technica M50s. They sound great for most genres that I listen to (Electronica, Progressive Rock, Chill, Acoustic and Ambient. I don’t think the M50s I have are the basshead recessed mids model that get bashed around here. Compared to my Klipsch S4, they seem more neutral and flat yet fun sounding.
I’ll probably be able to add another pair ($300 budget) for my birthday so I want something that sounds different than what I already have. I prefer them to be open since mine are closed. If they work well with rock, then that would be best case scenario since the M50s lacks punch with some rock songs.
I’ve been doing lots of reviews and the Grado SR225i seem to be the obvious and popular choice but they are either loved or hated. They do appear to be totally different than the M50s which would be good but I want to make sure they are something that I like.
These cans will be for home use averaging 1-2 hrs. per session. My source is Spotify 320 stream, no amp (yet).
No local stores here to try out many different pairs so I’m hoping you guys will throw out some proven cans that I can look into and compare with the 225s. Thanks