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Looking for a pair of balanced headphones

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The upgrade bug bit me over Christmas.  I preordered a USB DAC with balanced outputs.  My existing headphones won't either support that or do it justice.

 

So, my requirements:

  • Balanced, or easy to re-cable for balanced.  
  • Circumaural configuration
  • Detachable cable (this ties into re-cabling)
  • All metal structural components (therein lies a story for another time)
  • All components replaceable (Another story for another time)
  • Comfortable fit (I know this is subjective, but some headphones have a bad reputation with regards to comfort)

 

My preferences:

  • Factory balanced (no DIY re-cabling)
  • Closed back
  • Possible to audition in the UK

 

My listening preferences in order of use:

  • Electronica
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Metal

 

While I am willing to mod headphones (Cabling, damping, driver mods, etc).  I'm handy with a soldering iron, I can source my own parts, and I'll have access to a 3D printer shortly.  While I would rather not have to mod my headphones, I'm totally capable of it, if it really would be better value.

 

I wouldn't spend more than $700.  That's not my actual budget; but I'm interested in suggestions up to that level.  A quality DAC deserves quality headphones.

 

I've owned a pair of Shure SRH750DJ and, while I like the sound quality, I don't like the fit or construction.


Edited by Annirak - 1/24/14 at 8:35am
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I realise I didn't specify.  They should be Circumaural cans (around ear).

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