I've sampled a couple higher end headphones (See my profile for details). And while I'm satisfied with my AKG K240 headphones, I am interested in what other options are for higher sound quality. I don't think I would choose to upgrade immediately, probably sometime in the future, but I don't know when
The headphones I'm considering are Beyerdynamic DT770, Sennheiser HD598, AKG K701.
Isolation isn't a concern, neither is portability. I have a pair of around the house headphones (AKG K240), and a pair of on-the-go headphones (Sony V6). These will mainly be used for music listening and probably for gaming too.
I'm looking for the most comfortable headphones.
I was thinking about getting a FiiO 09 or E17 if the need arises. I'll probably be mainly using these with my desktop or laptop computer. My other sources are FiiO E11, Go Dap Gd-03, and iPod Classic 160 gigs.
I do listen to music in 320 kbps
I mainly listen to metal and shoegaze (See my last fm in my signature to get more details)
I want headphones where the sound isn't too aggressive so I can listen for long periods in comfort (so I guess that would disclude the grados), but not so lay'd back that it sounds dark or recessed.
I'm looking for good soundstage (so that would disclude the Grados). I want to hear the entire soundstage of the music with good clarity and spaciousness.
I'm looking for the highest sound quality I can get for around 200 dollars (and if they require a decent amp like the FiiO E09 or E17, then I'll probably consider getting those).
Edited by Hifi Man - 5/15/13 at 7:20am