Hello there Head-Fi community,
I am looking to purchase a pair of closed headphones and was wondering if you guys could please help me in choosing one. One that will be used to listen to basically everything from music to movies on my computer. There isn't a preference for any type of music as I listen to any genre (jazz to rock).
I am currently using a pair of Audio-technica anc7b which was gifted to me a year ago but now the ear pads have started to deteriorate so would like to invest in a pair of quality ones which would last a while. So any pair that could be as or more comfortable than those would be preferential.
Currently looking at ath-m50 and dt770 (80 ohm vs 32 ohm LE). Does anyone have any anecdotal input or comments on these pairs?
I've read that, for long hours, the m50s start to hurt a little whilst the dt770 are very comfortable due to the velour pads; but of course, this is all subjective. I know that the dt770s also require an amp and I am fine with that. I would love to go out to try/demo them at a retail store however I live in a rural Australian area so online stores are my only option... Also, the AUD is another factor as there is a huge gap between the two headphones ($120-150 vs $250) as opposed to how cheaper it is for the dt770s in America (<$200 I believe?); however, the budget is at $300 because I am willing to spend to get the most bang for buck :)
Are there any other pairs I should be considering instead?
Looking forward to your suggestions and help is much appreciated!