Hello, I am new here. Currently, I am considering to spend 200-300$ for best headphones, that can play classical music, or Opera, without coloration, so the voices and singing should be heard on them the closest possible to the original voice of the actor. Same would be good for orchestra, so the vibrations, that are coded into it, should stay without any coloration. A I'm listening to other stuff too, sometimes the rock and metal (Nightwish- which is also a little from Opera), but in this case, I don't mind a little coloration, I am not so sensitive here, when it is little "enhanced" from the original. But in case of Opera singing, or classic music, or soundtrack, I would like to have really sound, that is closest as possible to the original, in this case, it is really important to me. On other side, that doesn't mean, the headphones should play anything else bad, it would be nice, if they would play it also good, but impression, where those headphones sound better than only good, let's say, excellent, are the styles named above.
Currently, my sound system is: PC -> M-Audio Audiophile 2496 for digital out -> coaxial cable -> Audio-gd NFB12.1. Recordings are CD quality, or lossless format flac. Some can say, it's pretty weak for that purpose, but I am limited right now. But maybe in future, I will have better stuff, but headphones will stay I think, so I want, that they'll survive future possible upgrades.
What do you suggest?
The friend of mine told me, I should not take DT880, but SHR 940, that SHR940 is best for this purpose in that price range.
PS: I'm from Slovakia, not native speaker, so I apologize for english, that may sound weird.
The examples, that should be played as real as possible are:
(music, in which there is combination of variety specific sounds, that are trying to create some specific feeling or atmosphere, like some music for relaxing and meditation)
(I have man crush on woman voice in Opera ;-))
Edited by Warrax - 5/27/12 at 8:25am