Hello there! I'll try to keep it short so feel free to ask further questions.
I own a crap-load of different semi hi-end/mid-fi-ish headphones as of now (see signature). I want to sell most of them and make my move up the ladder.
I am considering HD800, HE-560 and the new Jade 2. I almost jumped on a pair of senny HE60, though the price was too steep and the product too old IMO.
My priorities are comfort and sound, being equally important with the edge going to the sound. I like natural, transparent and realistic sound, but the signature should also be fairly neutral.
Therefore I really like Stax, but Stax presently don't seem to offer anything aside from the 009 that I'd want to buy, though I haven't tried all the newer lambdas.
I listen to pretty much anything, though I don't listen that much to classical music, at least not as much as I want to. I don't listen to electronic music either.
Mentioning some well known artists, I like stuff like Norah Jones, Dire Straits, Metallica, Slayer, Eric Clapton, Chris Rea, Alice in Chains, Pink Floyd, Dave Brubeck, Rebecca Pidgeon, Alison Krauss etc.
For now, I'd like to build upon the gear I already got, at least not spending 1k$ on an amp or DAC or something.
Any suggestions for headphones I might have missed or any general recommendations?
Edited by davidsh - 4/1/14 at 4:51am