I'm back for some more advice. I've owned the ATH-M50s for around 2 years and definitely love the way they sound, but i'm looking to make a change to my headphone lineup. My biggest complaint about the M50s is that they're not super comfortable for long periods of time (though this isnt a HUGE deal) and for some reason (maybe cause i'm used to them) the music lacks warmness and the soundstage seems limited (especially compared to my Westone 3 IEMs).
I'm not looking to get IEMs (I have the Westone 3s as my portable headphones). I have been eyeing both the B&W P5 and the Audio Technica ATHESW9A, as they both seem to have super comfortable earpads but i'm unsure of how much of an upgrade (if at all) -- audio quality wise -- they would be. I'm also not tied down to those models either, suggestions welcome. I'd like the headphones to look somewhat good, though design takes a backseat to audio quality. I like to listen a bunch of different kinds of music: Phish (lots of this) Black Keys, Cake, Pretty Lights, Soul Rebels Brass Band. I will be using these at work and possibly on long car/plane rides, so i'd like them to have decent isolation. They will be running off an iPhone or Macbook with no amp.
Looking to spend around $300.
Any advice would be appreciated, and thanks for reading!
Edited by DSchwartz88 - 10/9/12 at 10:54am