Hello and thanks for reading & for any advice.
I'm about to invest in my first 'serious' headphones. I've just sold my Grado SR60s as I didn't find them particularly comfortable and would like to invest a little more.
A bit of background: I was originally toying with some noise cancelling AKG K490s but I just wasn't impressed with the sound. Then I had a listen to the AKG 550, was definitely impressed and realised I had to rethink somewhat.
So, I bought some cheaper portable cans and want a decent pair for listening at home.
I generally listen to older records, funk, soul, jazz, latin and maybe some newer hip hop, jazz etc. I do like a bit of warmth & bass but would like it to be relatively accurate & controllable. My speakers are AE109s, this was an easy decision for me in a listening test.
I've pretty much narrowed it down to the AKG 550 (don't love the styling but liked the sound, maybe a little bright?), BeyerDynamic DT770 pro, and at a push the AKG 701. These are more than I wanted to spend and I'd have preferred closed back for convenience but they look awesome so I could be tempted.
The only ones I've been able to listen to are the 550s and some Sennheiser Momentums which sounded great but I'm trying to stay under £200. Any opinions or words of wisdom appreciated!