New to the board and this is my first post. For the first time in my life I’ve been on the hunt for a great pair of headphones. I listen to pretty much everything all day, every day (indi-alt/rock/hip-hop/country/Classic Rock/a little EDM). I work a lot from my laptop in coffee shops and at home. Budget is around $300 up or down. I purchased a Dragon Fly 1.2 computer/USB DAC/Amp to help and recently spent about 2-3 hours with the following sets:
B&O P7’s: I tested these out last and quickly felt the overall sound (field of sound) just didn’t compare to the below 3.
Sennheiser Momentum’s (over-ear): Comfortable fit and clear, solid, field of sound but the lack of bass really turned me off. I don’t need crazy bass but I want to “feel” and it just wasn’t there. Even if it's just some rock I want to feel those drums.
V-Moda Crossfade M-100’s: Comfortable fit and a little better bass response but I felt like the sound field wasn’t as good as the Momentums or the Grado’s. Close though.
Grado 325sri’s: These had my favorite sound overall. Just felt clear and the field of sound felt like it wrapped me. Better bass than the Momentums but would still prefer more. If it wasn’t for the open backs letting so much sound in and out for others around me (at coffee shop and at home) and for weird little things like comfort and the huge cord being an issue to figure out where to position I probably would of kept these. If they had a little more/punchy bass I might of just dealt with other issues. The sound to my ears was the best.
I don’t really want to get into the whole noise canceling side of things but with that said, I’m new to this and would be open to any/all thoughts. The places I work from are not that loud. I guess the question is what’s out there that sounds like the Grado’s with closed backs and more punchy bass that you can feel a little more? Open to spending a little more to get it right. thanks!