I am new to this site, but I've been researching phones for a couple of months. I want to spend in the $100 to $150 range and have it down to two (unless someone can convince me otherwise).
Which would you choose: Grado SR80i or Audio-Technica ATH-M50
I will wear these pretty much everywhere (home, office, traveling). From what I've read the Grados have superb range, but they have massive leakage. That's what led me to the ATH-M50s. Their closed-back design lead me to believe they are better about leakage, but I'm not as sold on their sound quality like I am the Grados. What are your takes? I'll be wearing these for several hours at work everyday, so comfort also plays a big role. I listen to just about every genre under the sun ranging from acapella to Otis Redding to Ray LaMontagne to Radiohead. I want to avoid phones with sharp highs if I can.
Thanks in advance for your help.