Hey guys, I'm new to head-fi and new to hi-fi equipment as well. I've been looking at the forums for a while now. It was because of these forums I bought my ATH-M50s and love them. However, I'm looking to buy a Christmas present for my girlfriend who has never owned any headphone better than Apple Earpods. I was wanting to usher her into the world of high fidelity with a pair of nice over the ear cans that will remain in one room for the most part. I was thinking about pulling the trigger on some HD 598's but I wanted to get some opinions from some people here who have some experience with some of these particular cans or similarly priced cans.
My budget is a maximum of 300 USD, and I will get an amp and DAC shortly, so source and power are not an issue. To touch base on all fields, she listens mostly to soft-ish rock like music and more laid back genres also some reggae and also some rock. Artists like John Mayer, Jack Johnson, SOJA, NEEDTOBREATHE, and even as hard as a band Alter Bridge.
I was looking at HD 598, HD 600, AKG K702, or maybe something else?
All input is greatly appreciated!
Edited by chardy37 - 12/9/13 at 5:00pm