I'm new :)
Currently looking for $300 - $400 (no stretching price) open back fun. I listen to EVERYTHING. I want as wide a range music and movie headphone as I can get.
ATM I Have:
Topping TP41 amp http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=310-324
HRT music streamer II dac
ATM I am looking to only try another headphone. I love clarity. Sound stage is nice as an extra.
Grado 60's. - Fun, but piercing highs, and seemed to really be good for rock and not much else. Really liked that 'sitting with the band' sensation. Hurt the wear, probably wouldn't go Grado again.
AKG Q702 - Seemed very precise and revealing, although my experience at the time was tainted by not having an amp, so they sounded very 'far away' or 'thin' I guess. How much muscle do these really take to drive? Would my amp do it? I'm pretty much amp stupid at the moment.
My current Sennheiser 598 - Really like them, they are bouncy and fun sounding. Very comfortable. While I like them, I do miss the clarity of other headphones. I want something different. I'm sure you understand.
HiFiMan HE-400 - Are they too heavy? I see reviews that talk about bass bass bass and not much else. I'm not a big basshead. Are they uncomfortable. To be blunt, they look uncomfortable.
Beyer DT880 (probably the 250ohm?) - Some reports of fatigue in the highs, but overwhelmingly positive reviews otherwise.
Senns HD600 - How much more clear/detailed are these than the 598? I like Sennheiser but don't want to be stuck with that 'I coulda had a falcon' style regret for not getting something different.
I live in rural south carolina, and have no local stores to try headphones at, so I'm entirely dependant on internet word of mouth and return policies from web stores (who should I buy from?)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANY HELP.
Edited by jbarrentine - 4/10/13 at 12:38pm