I'm new to posting in the forum but not to reading it, I've been following this site for quite some time. Now however, I'm in need of some überaudionerd advice :) About 1-2 years ago I became the proud owner of a HRT Music Streamer II+. I already owned a pair of Grado SR80i headphones, which I learned to love a lot after I gave them a nice forceful pull that permanently reduced their skull-crushing clamping force (got a large head :p). I do have one problem with them however, which is that they bleed sound like hell so everybody around me "enjoys" my music with me when I'm not at home and - much more importantly - I hear everyone and everything around me right through them. This makes them absolutely useless on the go or in a quite working environment.
So now I'm looking for a closed pair of headphones that will go nicely with both the DAC and a non-hifi-nerd-grade MP3 player. My budget is somewhere in between 100 and 200 euro's which apparently makes me the only European who has some left at all, but that's another story. I listen mainly to classical music, and I like the big stuff (romantic period and after, symphonies, concertos etc) better than chamber music. I listen to some other musical genres as well, but although I care about sound quality in general I'd rather have equipment that's optimized for the classical stuff than going for some middle-of-the-road cans. Headphones I'm considering so far are Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and Sennheiser HD598, so I think that would be considered entry-level HiFi stuff on this forum :)
I hope somebody has some experience with a headphone-II+ combination and has some good advice for me!