Originally Posted by iharuyuki
This is my situation right now, I got the Bose as a gift a few months back but they leave something to desired in terms of sound quality. Would you buy a second pair as your quality headphones?
Also what are good headphones in the price range of the HD 558s? I have to say I quite like the sound of them. I'm not a basshead at all, would much rather have crisp and accurate sound.
Sure, I'd definitely get an open air set of headphones for normal listening. I'd reserve the closed noise-canceling ones for situations where you need the isolation and privacy, such as when in public, in transit, or in a house full of noisy cohabitants.
In that range, I'd be looking towards:
AKG K240 MKII or K702/Q701