Hello, everyone. After reading many reviews about them, i finally got my hands on a pair of Grado SR60I, and well, i feel that they are a mixed bag. The build quality is great when compared with ordinary heapphones and i love the design, but i didn`t enjoy the sound very much.
The vocals were great, but i noticed that the mids being so upfront, they actually had the tendency to make my ears hurt- now i understand why some people say that they are fatiguing. I also have to admit that i am used to hearing a more pronounced bass than what the SR60I reproduce.
Currently my best pair of headphones are the sennheiser HD238 precision. What i am hopping for is to combine the relaxed character of the sennheiser and the bass extension and keep the great vocals and higher lever of detail i liked about the grados. I`m also aiming for something durable and maybe classic-looking. Soundstage and noise isolation are not huge issues for me.
After some research, I`ve found the AKG K240 model. They seem to be a good enough compromise on the overall, and i was wondering if these would be a good pick for my next pair of headphones.
So, would the AKG K240 be a step-up from the HD238 and will they have a more balanced(and less fatiguing) sound that the Grados? Should i be looking at other brands and models? My proposed budget would be around 100 dollars, and i don`t mind buying used.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Edited by rochester21 - 5/26/14 at 1:55pm