Just to outline the situation a bit, I own a beautiful pair of ps1000 Grados, which I listen to directly out of my stx sound card from my computer. I did, recently, manage to arrange a trade and now own a schiit gungnir, and am working on the amp (rather I'm building the power supply while trying to decide which way I'm gonna jump for a diy).
The problem is I have been spending a lot more time listening to headphones, too much so, at the expense of neglecting my wife a bit. She is blind, and she does love music, and I have several times had her listen to my headphones and we would do the trade off thing, but I'm now thinking that maybe I should be looking for a set of nice headphones for her to listen to with me. She does really like my PS1000, which took me a long time to save up to, but we are thinking maybe a complimentary headphone rather than the same, and switch off. Although that could go badly too if we both favor a headphone more than the other significantly lol.
Just asking for thoughts, it will be towards end of summer when I could afford one. Kind of thinking he500, hd800, or possibly a closed pair, since I dont know what 2 open headphones in close proximity would sound like (might not be a problem, but I'm trying to think ahead).
Only other details that might matter, even though we are going to switch headphones every week, she does like pop and other new-ish music, where as I prefer rock, so may want her's to be better suited towards that genre. The gungnir has balanced and unbalanced out, may end up building 2 amps, one balanced and one single ended so we can listen to the same source, although I could have one plugged into the stx on the computer like I am running mine now. Although I do need to decide on that before the final decision because that would mean purchasing balanced headphones (or modding them if possible).
So, would appreciate any suggestions, I'm not too worried about price, while I dont make a lot of money, I can save up for anything but a stax or audeze. We are very patient people :)