Originally Posted by drabina
Second time asking for recommendation. I just returned the Koss DJ100 cans as they were not comfortable for a long period of time (30+ mins). Basically, the earcups did not extend down enough and pushed my ears up. So I need something that's comfortable and also offers clean sound. I am not a basshead and do not like cans that are too colored. What I am looking for is a clean and detailed sound (i.e.: I would like to be able to hear the pluck striking the guitar strings). Preferably with earcups that are oval shaped unless they are as big as the AKG K240s which I have and like for their comfort. They are going to be used at home with either Luxman amp or a dedicated tube headphone amplifier.
I have also upped my budget from $70 to $120.
In your price range there are just a few options that will give you what you are after, comfort and sound wise.
This is a good option for a nice balanced sound, great extras as well
You could also look into Shure's as well, these are the 440's and fit into your range. You don't have to do the headband mod as mentioned above but I do recommend buying a set of Shure 840 ear pads, they are much better made from memory foam..And around $20 so that would be your budget.
If I were you I'd actually save up a little more and go directly to the Beyer DT770, which will be just what you are after, sound and top comfort. You already have great amps. The Beyers are NOT bass heavy as most say. They are actually pretty balanced.. I think they have actually been retuned in the last few years.
You can shop around and find them cheap. I know Best Buy online sells them for $150 for the 250 ohm model.
I got mine off Ebay for the same price, but the 80ohm version.
Here's a good place to get a 250ohm version
Edited by Magicman74 - 3/5/14 at 9:22am