Hi, im a new guy here but have been lurking around these forums for like years. I am definitely no audiophile nor do I think I will ever attain that level or "skill" to become one. But I do enjoy good sounding music and sound. I listen to most types of music except for rap.
I use a fiio X3 to drive most of my audio after my mp3 player broke and my motherboard sometimes has noise. I own a pair of SE215's, an AKG K81DJ, and a Creative gaming headset (Tactic Alpha).
So anyway I was looking for a pair of headphones that I would use at home. And because all my cans are closed I was wondering how open cans sounded. The Grado and Alessandro line looked interesting. Then there's the Philips Fidelio L1/L2. Or maybe a Sennheiser 558/598. The Alessandro line is cheaper because Grados cost 30% more here in japan than in america. My main concern is if the MS2 is worth getting over the MS1 ($90 vs $270). Or if I should get a Sennheiser instead (the 598 is $200 and the 558 $150). Like will I appreciate it, or is it not worth it because of my current system.
It would be nice if I could just audition them at some shop but the problem is, being in japan, I can try out are Audio Technica, Beyerdynamic, or Sony. Im just not a super big fan of those.
I'd appreciate any input and sorry if my post is bit messy and convoluted. XD