I do sound design for videogames & when I have time, make IDMish music. I do my critical work on monitors, but being a home studio, lots still happens in my cans. I really liked the Beyers, but after a few years with them, I would say they're a bit shy at the high end, with a slightly more laid back sound than I would like if I could start over (which I'm now forced too).
Cans I'm considering, concerns in brackets:
- AKG K550 (non detachable cable)
- Shure SRH840
- Audio Technica ATH-M50X (worried about my huge head)
- Fostex T50-RP (not quite closed though)
Things I need to consider:
- Comfort - both for long sessions and...
- I have a huge head
- Good, fairly balanced, studio appropriate sound
- I'd be driving them from external (and decent) soundcard(s). Which have very decent output levels, but not interested in getting an amp ATM.
- Under 300$ - the cheaper the better
- Closed or at least semi-closed! That's just how I roll
- Long term durability
Thanks everyone! If you have any suggestions that aren't too boutique (I'm going to try to try these before I buy these) let me know!
It's a testament to the Beyers that I haven't posted here in years!
Edited by phosfiend - 4/23/14 at 11:08am