I work in a higher end audio/video store, selling mainly Paradigm home theater systems and TV's. I'm pretty familiar with good ($5-10k) audio, and I'd like to pickup a good pair of headphones. I've got some decent headphones now, some old HD-280's, and some Sure e3c ear buds, but I'd like to step up to some nice open cans. When my Audioquest rep came around I was able to get my hands on an Audioquest Dragonfly USB DAC/headphone amp, it's pretty sweet.
I think what was holding me back from getting a higher end of cans before was the homemade amp I had them running through, just didn't seem right. But now that I have this Dragonfly, I thought I'd try something nicer. I always kind of had my eyes on a pair of HD-600's but never spent the money. I've got a pair of the new Paradigm H-15's on right now, trying them out for the store,and while I like the sound, I'm looking for something much more comfortable (over the ear, not on like these...) and with a better sound (I like the way they sound, but want something a little more clear and open.)
I'm open to any suggestions in the $250-400 range that will work well with my Dragonfly's amp. I'm not opposed to buying something used as long as it's a pair that I can still get replacement parts for, or I can get into something really nice for a decent price. I'll be listening 100% alone, in my office, on the computer, mainly through Spotify, "high quality," but with a good amount of good FLAC files. I'm looking mainly for clarity and sound stage. Bass is nice, but I'd rather have less, than muddy, or over powering. Something that I can compare to a nice, high end HT speaker. Something with an upgradable cable would be cool too, I've got great access to high end cable, and it would be fun to make some cords. I guess it's worth mentioning that I've got a big head too, these Paradigm H15's are on their largest setting.
Thanks for the suggestions, and if anyone has any questions on the H15's I'd be happy to answer them.
Edited by MSIGuy - 12/31/13 at 7:53pm