Firstly hello to all head - fi'ers :-) i've been a long time lurker and finally took the plunge & joined. I am pretty new to the headphone game but I can see it is a very slippery slope!!
I am hoping for some advice on my first proper (mid range) headphone purchase that ticks a few of my requirements and, most of all, sound amazing J
Basically I am looking for a pair of over ear cans that can be used (and sound great) across multiple purposes:
Listening via potable source (iphone etc) but with high quality files (lossless etc).
Listening at home via my Beresford DAC (from what I understand works better with low OHM cans, but must confess I don’t know what this means).
I have done some serious reading across various forums but still can’t narrow the selection down to one set that will do the job for both purposes?
My music preferences are anything from metal to acoustic music (simple vocals & guitar) and would like headphones that really bring out the quality of the music and not swamp with bass or distortion that takes away from how the music is supposed to be listened too.
I guess the other thing to consider is that there isn’t a “one size fits all” can and I need to look at two separate pairs but would like to avoid this if possible!
Lastly, with regards to open back & closed back, I would prefer something that isn’t going to leak out too much sound (the Mrs would swing for me) but at the same time I don’t want to settle for an inferior sound/product and can arrange listening that avoids this conflict!
Budget wise I am pretty flexible but not really looking for extreme high end (although I am happy to go into the second hand market to get the right cans)
Hope you can help & please ask more questions if it would help.....................