Hi! I'm looking to purchase a headphone to listen to classical music. Most of my classical music consists of symphonies (Mozart, Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Bruckner) or "wind" music (flute, horn concertos etc.). There is the occasional piano sonata.
I'm looking for:
- A closed headphone (office environment; sound blockage is less important, sound leakage is)
- That works decent without a heavy amp (preferrably doesn't need an amp at all)
- With a very good sound stage
I currently have an Ultrasone HFI-780, which is too forward and bassy for classical in my taste. For portable I have a B&W P5, which is very good for classical but lacks the soundstage and impact only a full-size headphone can provicde.
My attention is drawn to AKG, since I hear a lot of good things about them regarding classical. The AKG K550 is around €200 shipped, which would be ok if I had no other choice, but in an ideal world I'm looking to spend €100 - €150.
Can anyone offer me some advice? Thanks a lot in advance!