Thank you for taking interest in my post, it is greatly appreciated.
I am not extremely experienced in hi end audio equipment, especially headphones. My basement consists of a Bowers and Wilkins home theatres which includes some Rotel stuff, and upstairs for a stereo is an old Rotel cd player, an old amp and a pair of old celestions. I also own a set of Etymotic HF5s for isolation and portable use. I would say I know more than the average joe.
What I am looking to buy is a quality set of Open ear headphones under $300 that will last me.
I usually listen to genres such as rock, classic rock, blues, indies, hip hop, rap...kind of all over the map. That being said I am not a huge bass-head, so headphones with slightly anemic bass will probably be ok, especially since I will be buying a Fiio E7, E11 or E17 in the future (A headphone and amp combo coming in at around $300 would be nice too!).
I definitely do not need isolation, as this is for home mostly so open is probably the way to go, since I would like a nice soundstage and instrument separation/detail.
I have done a fair bit of research over the last week, and have narrowed it down to somewhat of a small list.
Grado Sr125s...however is there a noticeable difference to upgrade to the Sr 225s or even 325s? I am willing to if it makes a big difference!
Sennheiser HD800 (just kidding)
Beyerdynamic Dt 770 Pro
I am always open to anything that you experts may suggest, thank you very much!
Edited by Vendetta - 6/27/12 at 12:48pm