Head Fi Community,
Hello! I just want to start by introducing myself, I am new to the realm of audio technology, yet I have listened to classical music on my Sennheiser HD 219 and Turtle Beach P11. (I game as well.) I have enjoyed each, especially the turtle beach p11s, but I have not experienced using high quality headphones. I have made one purchase already, a purchase of Sennheiser HD 280s. I was pretty disappointed, as their sound was not as remarkable as I expected, and above all they were not comfortable. I found a few forums relating to headphones for classical music, but all that I have found seem beyond my price range. May I have some advice?. I mostly listen to Handel and Bach, but I also delve into other baroque music and renaissance music.
I have already familiarized myself with some basic audio terms, like open construction vs closed construction, impedance, frequency range, etc.
If it is possible, I should purchase a pair of headphones that would work well at home, as well as on the public bus. While I would love a pair of headphones that I can wear in a crowded place, I would rather spend money on a better, more open sound.
I have already researched these models.
Audiotechnica AD 700
Beyerdynamic DTX 910
Sennheiser HD 439
AKG K 240
SHURE SRH 440
They are mostly not headphones that you would use outside of your home or a studio, and that is intentional. If you know of a pair of travel headphones that is very close or matches some of these home/studio headphones please mention it. I have read many reviews on head-fi of some of these products, but some final advice before I make a decision would be very much appreciated.
Thank you! When I have tried out more products myself, I will be sure to write some helpful reviews myself.
Edited by AlexZanderZee - 4/14/14 at 9:49pm