I made my first purchase on a nice pair of headphones (Beyer DT770 Pro 80ohm) back in January and I love them with a passion. Now I'm wanting a pair of open backed headphones. I've done a good bit of research and I've narrowed down my results to these:
Hifiman HE300 - http://tinyurl.com/o4vsbbv - These are right at the $250 mark and I don't REALLY want to pay that. The only thing negative I've heard about them is the lack of soundstage which sounds unusual being they're open backed.
Sennheiser HD598 - http://tinyurl.com/my3b8he - These are very unique looking and I love it. As far as negative things I've heard about them, well the aesthetics are the only thing people seem to not like.
Grado SR225i - http://tinyurl.com/ocsmtst - The only gripe I've heard about these is the aesthetics (which I love) and the comfort. Any of you own these? If so can you tell me your experience with the comfort?
Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro - http://tinyurl.com/n5hpf6h - These appear to be perfect.
I listen to mainly rock (from Elvis to Ac/Dc to death metal) in which I prefer accurate vocals over a fun bass (also accurate and tight drums, so I guess that falls into bass), and rap and dubstep (which are great with my DT770's). I also game a lot but I don't care about that as much so don't fret over it if you don't know if the headphones are any good for gaming. Comfort is my first priority, with accuracy being the second, and soundstage being the third. I'll buy an amp if needed but if I need one please recommend one that keeps the price as close to $250 as possible. This is for home listening. Any headphone recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by Jwood013 - 2/10/14 at 9:01am