I am looking to buy some good headphones for listening to music and watching movies at home.
The most important thing is that they have to be VERY comfortable, for long listening sessions. I usually have issues with the headband, so that should be extra-comfortable.
I will use them with my MacBook for playing ALAC files from iTunes, genres ranging from hard rock to blues.
After visiting innerfidelity.com, I've come across the Creative Aurvana Live, which seem to be great for the price, but not so sturdy, the Philips Fidelio L1, which are definitely a lot more expensive, but the semi-open design is supposed to make a huge difference, and the Sennheiser HD558, which I still haven't researched.
What would you recommend? The price of the L1s – £137 on Amazon – is the absolute limit of my price range. I wouldn't want to pay more than that.
Is the price difference between the Live and the L1 or HD558 justifiable? I currently own a pair of Klipsch Image One, would the Creative Aurvana be a great improvement?
Thanks in advance for the responses!
Edit: Added HD558 to the list of choices.
Edited by alexhutu - 4/18/14 at 4:20pm