Hello everyone! I'm hoping you can help make a few recommendations on my headphone quest. Like many here I suspect I've spent embarrassing (but entertaining) amounts of time reading through prior posts on this topic and others but still feel like I need a little help for my specific goals.
What I'm looking for: Open back headphones, 200-450
Optimized for: acoustic with mostly male voices and classical music (I'll listen to a smattering of jazz, hip-hop, indie, electronic but can use other cans for this)
Amped with: an E17 (totally fine if the recommended pair scales even better on a non-portable amp, but I will listen to these all over the house/yard so I really want something that can work very well with an E17 which I already have)
What I tried already: HD 598s (loved them in general, super comfortable for me, just thought they sounded a touch "thin" compared to real life, and maybe slightly weak bass for my taste
What I'm considering based on reading here: HD650, HE400, HP200, ATH-AD900x, DT880 or 990, AKG Q701. Given I am a novice, feel free to expand the list if appropriate
Characteristics I'd like, in order of importance:
Soundstage (but I don't take it as a given that wider always = better)
Comfort (ideally not touching or pressed against ears, nice and cool, HD598 was perfect comfort for me)
Sound profile: fuller/warmer sound than what I imagine the average true reference set to sound like, good with male vocal/acoustic and classical, perhaps with a slight bass/mid boost?
Non-harsh treble: I think I might be a bit sensitive to this and may use these for hours at a time
Characteristics I don't care about:
Portability, Style, Size (as long as they're comfortable)
My background: complete novice audiophile, but significant music background
My other cans: PSB M4U 1 (I'll use these for portable applications, "wife is around", or for hip-hop, electronic etc if they work better than my open set for that application)
Thank you so much in advance everyone!!!