Long time lurker but rare poster, I made the life decision of skipping the next 5 upgrade steps and go to the end of the line directly and invest a big amount of money, so as to not have to worry about headphones for some years. After reading a bit, I think that the Ultrasone ed8 phones might be the thing for me, but I am always open to change my mind.
Here is what I am looking for:
Portability as they will be used 60% or more of the time in buses, libraries etc.
Comfort. Insane clamps aren't appreciated.
Working well with a portable amp.
Music tastes: A lot of instrumental theme music (read:The dark knight rises OST etc), electronic, rock, metal.
Now, if you tell me that based on what I am asking, I am making a mistake and should buy a pair of HD800's and/or a custom iem for the road, I will consider your input.
Or if there is a cheaper phone that can deliver all that the ed.8 can for less, I will consider it as well.
But if you support this decision, please say so And if possible guide me towards the right shop to buy them in Europe.
Thank you for reading and for making this forum the greatest place for headphone enthusiasts.
Edited by DoomForce - 8/18/12 at 2:32pm