This is my first post on head-fi. I was hoping to get help choosing between the hd280 and hd518. I have them priced around $100 each. I am hoping to get a pair and couple it with a fio e6 amplifier.
I know that the 280 is closed back and the 518 is open. I am really looking for a headphone with little leakage and better sound isolation (hence the 280) but I also want better sound quality, and from what I have heard, the 518 is better in that category.
I intend to use them at home for music and movies, walking to class/work, and likely in a library setting. I will probably be using them for extended periods of time (up to 5 hours).
Please help me compare the pro's and cons.Sound quality and sound leakage are probably tied for being the most important to me. comfort and sound isolation come next.
Also, if anyone has other suggestions for me I would greatly appreciate it. I can't afford much more than $120
Thanks in advance for any help!