First post, please be gentle!
I'm looking for some advice over which headphones would be best suited to my needs.
The two that have particularly caught my eye are:
Audio Technica AT-M50
Beyerdynamic DT880 PRO
I listen to lots of different genres of music, but a great deal of classical, jazz, folk. Some rock and electronica too. I don't need it for movies and I'm not a big bass nut by any means.
I'll be using these exclusively indoors and mostly on an iPod, with tracks at 320kbps and hoping to get the Fiio E12 amplifier.
I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 380 PRO but I'm looking for something a little more comfortable. I don't have experience enough of the differences between open back and closed back other than I read that open back gives a more natural sound.
I will also be using the headphones to monitor recordings. I owned a pair of Beyerdynamic DT100's years ago but they broke, so not sure of build quality.
I'm sort of veering towards the DT880 PRO's because they look very comfortable and perhaps the open back would be more suited to the music I'll be listening to a lot, but I've heard that the top end and midrange can sound a bit metallic. Can anyone comment on that please?
I've heard only good things about the M50's. I'm a bit lost and can't get out to a store to try these out.
Any advice much appreciated. Thanks.