I have been reading reviews and threads here recently. I just joined and this is my first post--it is the obvious one, I suppose.
I owned some decent Sennheiser phones back in the 70's and 80's and have used a pair of Grado 80's (pre-80i) since. I'm ready for a change and would like something more or less like my loudspeakers. They are Dynaudio Contour 1.3 mkII and I like the signature Dynaudio sound (would have bought SE or Special 25 models if I could have afforded it).
reviews here may give some idea of the general sound:
I listen to classical, acoustic jazz and po/rock from the 50's on--mostly 60's and 70's, I guess. Overall I am looking for a very natural, realistic sound with nothing exaggerated beyond what the original engineers heard. Or as close as I get on my budget.
All suggestions or ideas are greatly appreciated. I am glad this site exists and grateful to be here. The information is vast and interesting and the tone is nearly entirely civil, which is all too rare. I hope a few folks will help out a newbie in the new year. Thanks!