I'm pretty new to the whole audio game. I've owned a pair of AudioTechnia M30's which I thought were amazing compared to the really basic headphones I'd used before, for about a decade. My other set of headphones are a pair of Monster IEM's, the Gratitude's. They're great for what I use them for (back and forth to work and exercise), however I've given the AT's to a friend and am looking for a replacement.
I've been looking at the HiFiMan HE-300's, HE-400's in particular.
How are these comfort wise? I've read mixed reviews from very comfortable to pretty brutal in the headband.
I was also looking at a set of Focal Spirit Classic's.
For powering them I was thinking about getting a LittleDot MK III or Aune T1 MK2. Part of me wants to tinker with the different tube set ups.
Are there any other suggestions? I'd be running the LittleDot through a stand alone DAC of some kind.
I'd be using them for music, gaming, movies...basically something so I don't disturb the roommates at night.
Oh, and how are the eBay after market cables for the HiFiMan's? They look a lot nicer.
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated! For the headphones, I'm looking for comfort as well as style.
I'm not a huge fan of fabric ear cups.
I'm open to either closed or open back headphones.