Currently planning my second foray in to nice cans. I recently bought Momentum On-Ears, which I very much enjoy. I do love their sound, however they can get a bit uncomfortable with long listening sessions. I have therefore decided to make the MoE my portable/commute headphones. This means that I need some new home use cans. I'm willing to spend ~500$ (amp/DAC included) for some VERY COMFORTABLE, open headphones. My top candidates right now are DT990s, HE-400's, HD 598s, or used HD 600s (to curtail the large price tag). I should also say that I've already pretty much got my heart set on the Vali/Modi combo.
I'm in Toronto, so there's not a whole lot of opportunity for me to try different equipment before I buy them. Unfortunately, our city's signature audio retailer has a disappointingly small selection. This means that I'll probably most likely make my decision blind (or in this case, deaf).