Good evening Head-Fiers.
I require some advice.
I just broke my HD600s.
I managed to irreparably damage the driver in the right side. A silly accident and one that I regret. However, it's lead me to think about my headphone selection and, recently, I've been enjoying reading reviews and trying to decide on my next pair of headphones.
I've had the 600s for a couple of years now and thoroughly enjoyed listening to them; almost always through my DPA Enlightenment DAC and Lehmann Black Cube Linear Amp.
However, recently I've been using my Beyer DT880s (600ohm) more than the Senns. I've also been regularly stealing my friend's HD25-IIs and have listened to these more than the 600s.
I've not got a lot of cash to burn. I can't get a pair of HD800s or go STAX. I'll probably not spend more than £300. I'll buy new.
So, my question is:
Would you go closed (AKG550s, Ultrasone Pro900, DT770s, Audio Techinca, Senn Momentum)
Would you go open but get something different to the DT880s (ATH-AD900, AKG701s, or even HD650s)
Would you give Grado a try
Would you stick with what you know and just get another pair of 600s...
Or, would you call the whole thing off and reach for the bose..... (only joking)
I know this is highly subjective. I'm not here to ask "what's the best headphone under £###". I'm just wondering what general direction you guys would take.