I'm currently in the market for a good pair of headphones, in the ~$300 - $500 range.
I actually used to own a pair of Grado HP-1's back in high school, which was 10 years ago, and I have no idea if they are still respected today as they were back then, but with college, and moving across town, I left them with my father, and have no idea where they are now. I plan on looking for them in a couple of days, and in case I don't find them, what is a good pair of neutral, uncolored headphones? (Even if I do find the HP-1's, I still probably won't use them anyway, just for the sake of keeping them as a collector's item. )
At the moment, I'm currently considering the Sennheiser HD-600/HD-650, but I also used to own a pair of Sennheiser HD-580 and I remember selling them due to their "laidback" sound...
What I'm more looking for is the effect of listening to studio monitors. I remember fondly a pair of 8 in. studio monitors I had in college, and I'm looking for something that would give me the same effect. Granted, the pair I had wasn't the best brand (Tapco by Mackie), but I really do miss the crisp, clear, yet neutral sound of those speakers.
Are there any headphones, that are, quite literally, like a pair of studio monitors for the ears?
As mentioned before, I do remember the Sennheisers having that neutral sound, but it also was at the same time, laidback, so I don't remember them having quite the same feel as the studio monitors that I owned.
I also remember fondly a pair of Sony MDR-CD3000's... These are actually very similar to what I'm looking for, except, the CD3000's were a bit [i]too[/i] harsh on the treble, causing ear fatigue, and temporary tinnitus.
What I definitely -do not- want, is that kind of warm, colored sound as the Grado RS-1's. I'm looking more for a crisp, clear, and neutral sound.
Any suggestions? Ideas?
Edited by fuzzybaffy - 11/21/12 at 8:07pm