Hello, this is my first post here, hopefully first of many.
I've been producing music for about 10 years now, i have a cozy studio set up with pretty decent monitoring system acquired over the years.
I never was a headphone guy, i mean i have headphones (hd25) which i use in my shows and for listening to music while im walking about. At home i also have a hi-fi audio system so i never really needed a pair of decent headphones. But now i do, over past few years i started travelling a lot for my live shows. The other day i was sitting in the train when a cool thought hit me, 'how cool it would be to have a decent set of headphones to mess with Ableton while im here' , or anywhere, in hotel room at night or if i stay in the city im playing at for few more days after the show, even if i go on holiday somewhere. So i started hitting up my colleagues, asking for tips, and they all came up with 100 different answers, then i started googling 'decent studio headphones' but it would be easier to shoot an ant in the leg than to find something informative in thousands of different articles about hundreds of different headphone models.
So I decided to register here and try my luck, since this website got recommended by each and everyone of my colleagues as a place to go if i really have no idea what to pick up.
Please note that im not looking for top notch audiophile headphones, because, first of all, im an artist, who spends more than half of his money every month on some modular piece or just a regural synth which i wont ever use, and the other half on vinyl and some food if im lucky. And whats more important is that i dont want to rush and buy something mega hi-end as this wont be my nr. 1 choice when producing or listening to music. I simply want a decent model from which i could grow in to something more sophisticated if i do start enjoying the headphone experience more.
Lets set price range somewhere between 200-250£. I think thats more than enough for first set of headphones.
Ill provide some information so you can make your suggestions (if you want to) based on something:
I produce electronic music, abstract techno/dark ambient/lo-fi house stuff - it isnt too bass heavy, but bass is an important part in these genres as you know.
When it comes to listening to music, this is where i gets tricky with me, my collection consists of records from Sun O))) to John Coltrane, from Demdike Stare to Soley, from early Chicago Acid House to todays Noise and Post Punk, from Detroit Techno to Drone and Johnny Cash. I listen to every genre there is if the music captivates me in the ways i like.
So i guess i need a rather universal set of headphones. Many people recommend AKG K 240 (the original) and AKG K 701 as a perfect sets to start my venture in to headphone world with, i had an opportunity to listen to them both, including AKG K 242 and i enjoyed the sound quite a lot (K 240 left the best impression, maybe thats a good option?). What are some good alternatives?
Remember, nothing too fancy.
P.S. portability isnt that important to me, headphones should be comfortable and look presentable ( i enjoyed the AKG brand look as well )