I'm currently in the market for a new pair of headphones after deciding to get away from earphones. I'm looking for headphones that'll be useful for more on-the-go listening. Thus they obviously need to be portable, and also have decent noise isolation. My library genres are quite diverse, but center around rock (slow core, folk rock, hard rock and progessive metal), and some amount of classical and experimental electronica. So, I'm looking for balanced sounding headphones that will accommodate diverse sounds. One thing I want to avoid at all cost is hissing sound you hear in some cans that have bad treble that makes female vocals annoying. Maybe a bit of a rolloff on treble, while still staying decently balanced. So, I'm guessing I'm looking for the warmer side of balanced.
While doing some research, I found a few options. One being the Sennheiser HD-25-1 II as well as the Sennheiser Momentum. Though, I've been told that the HD-25 is quite agressive sounding even though I really love the ability to strip it down to mere parts. I can maybe even buy it without drivers and place warmer drivers in them. And Momentum seems great but seem to lack that ability to replace parts, and may sound too warm. So, I'm also prioritizing durability and DIY capabilities. The idea is that I can travel with my headphones while being able to order some parts online that might break, instead of having to send the whole unit back for factory repair.
Although I like the looks of the Momentum, I've been fooled too many times to put looks over durability/on-site repair. And I do like the modest design for both options, even though they're not exactly what I'm looking for.
Anywho, thanks for any future recommendations,
P.S In terms of pricing, the 300$ mark seems to be the most I'm willing to dish out. Of course, since this is not an immediate purchase, I'll be saving up for them. Thus I'll likely be able to add a 50$ to that.