So a year ago I had a lot of fun choosing my sennheiser HD-25-1 ii, which have been absolutely perfect.
1. They aren't comfortable for all-day listening.
2. I'm beginning to hear a few things that I wish were different.
3. My music tastes are evolving a lot.
So, I like these phones. They are durable, they sound great. They go everywhere.
I'd like a nicer pair, for home use only. Nicer sounding, better build quality (read: I still want durable and preferably user-replacable parts) phones.
When I'm home I listen to a lot of ambient a la biosphere, the orb, boards of canada, etc. Also a lot of doom metal. Actually, mostly ambient stuff now.
I'm looking for a pair of headphones that are dynamic enough to provide a good listening experience regardless of what I'm putting on (so, they aren't particularly terrible for one thing, we'll say) but are still well-suited to the really organic sounds you get from biosphere, eluvium, etc.
I don't care if they are sennheisers or not.
Oh, and maybe open-backs are good so I can really experience a proper soundstage? This is at home 100%, so they can be nicer (more delicate, but still durable) than what I have.
Only thing is, i've got 4 very obnoxious, vocal cats. I'd like to not have enough isolation to not hear the noise coming out of their faces in a different from (I really love them, but jesus they are loud). This isn't' a deal breaker, but I figured I'd mention it.
They need, need, need to be comfortable. They will be worn a lot. Like all-day. And for meditation. It's really mostly ambient stuff I'm listening to.
Any ideas? initially I thought HD 600, HD 650, maybe ultrasones. I'm not really sure for full-size cans.
Price is important in that I can't blow 1400 bucks on the HD 800s, but i've been working hard and a reward is in order.
But I'll be listening to these through a computer headphone jack mostly.
Actually what about the beyerdynamic DT-990? They seem good for what I want to do.
Edited by darwinvsjesus - 1/30/14 at 12:54am