I while ago I started my search for headphones, that would sound fantastically and could serve both as a portable headphone (for Cowon D2 no amp) and a stationary one for PC gaming and listening. After first results came up and there was no option to try them out, I decided to buy the adored Sennheiser HD 25 1-II.
While their sound is fantastic and meets all my requirements for an hiphop, dubstep, electronica enthusiast and a bit of a basshead, I've shortly realised I need to be more specific on my requirements. They are a torture to be worn. I wear glasses all the time, and HD25's clamping force is just too high. Also, I'm beginning to think, that for a portable music listening in the city it is better to have open or at least some kind of hybrid between closed and open headphones - for safety reasons and for not hearing my foot stomps.
I will be returning the Sennheisers and I now really need help from experienced users. Comfort along with portability and of course sound quality are tough to find. Luckily my budget isn't that slim - I'm willing to spend around 300$ on a pair. I would prefer ones, that don't need amplifiers, while Cowon D2 is a strong performer.
Any thoughts on Ultrasone HFI 2400, AudioTechnica ATH-M50, Beyerdynamic DT1350? I know these have great sound quality, what about comfort (glasses!) and using them on the go?
Edited by Alkoholik Ivan - 6/4/12 at 10:23am