Hey everyone. So a long-time lover of music, but far from a true audiophile, with a tough question.
First, I've done my share of research, but the more research I do, the more difficult this gets.
Second, I realize that sound is a subjective thing. So if we could skip that discussion.
So I'm getting back into music-making, but it's been quite some time. If I could best describe what I'm going for, it would be more classical-leaning in ways, but symphonic. Think something spanning between Nils Frahm, Max Richter, Hans Zimmer, maybe even M83 to give an idea of how eclectic it might get.
I'm also looking, at least to start, to keep my total investment for headphones under $200. Yes, under $200. And that's total, which means, for now... gasp... NO AMP!!!
So I totally had my heart set on the Senn HD598s. "Quite good!", my research said. And then, my research throws me a curve ball from a veteran and well-respected member of these very boards about how those would be good for casual listening, but not for production work. Strangely, and completely against most of what I've read, he recommended a bunch of closed-ear cans (such as the KRK KNS8400, which I've actually owned and loved, except returned quickly because they were a faulty unit... then left for Thailand, never to think of serious headphones again, until now).
I am confused. Please help me be less so...