Based on all the great reviews about the clarity of the Shure 940's I overlooked the comments about build quality and purchased them. I figured that the "cheap plastic" wouldn't be a concern for me since I'm generally easy on my stuff and it had the nice hard case included. Well after six great days of listening the headband snapped taking them off last night. I just cant deal with the potential of these breaking under normal use for the next two years so I'm returning them.
Now I am in search of that wonderful clarity with build quality that will last. I've read hundreds of threads over the past two months which originally pointed me at the AKG K550's. I was able to test them locally only to find out they didn't seal on my head. The next option was the Shure 940's. On to option #3 I guess. My requirements for closed back are making this somewhat difficult so I'm reaching out for suggestions.
Required - Closed Back, $300 range, over the ear, somewhat neutral, build quality that will last.
Requested - Velour earpads, case or bag, removable cord.
I dont really want anything that is over emphasized in any areas. I was considering the Ultrasone Pro 900, looks like its well built and love the case/pads, but it seems that it may be a bass heavy headphone. If anyone has any experience with them with acoustic guitar or female vocals I would love the feedback. I listen to a mix of music, probably more often rock type tracks but depending on my mood it could be coffee house or R&B. I also have a Fiio E7 which I mostly use for the DAC.
I am only looking for new and will mostly likely be purchasing from Amazon.
Edited by mcsewnab - 11/13/12 at 8:41am