Long time lurker, but I decided to ask some questions. As the title says I am in need of a father’s day gift(yeah i know...belated). Headphones would be perfect. I will provide a little bit of info that will help the more educated offer appropriate options.
My dad records music on a yahama motif 8. He is very picky, but doesn’t have the funds now to get a proper set of cans. He currently has some Senn HD 202s I got him years ago. They are starting to fall apart. He used to have some nice Sony monitors V900 I think…the whole family loved those.
He doesn’t like bright music. I know this because he is always turning down treble in the car. I assume he will prefer more neutral tone to avoid the highs being too much. I personally prefer my highs turned up. Because of this I need help picking what is best for HIM.
He will use these to listen to music on a computer, possibly tv in his room, and his keyboard. I would prefer it to be lower ohm to use with his iphone too if he wanted to, however I also was thinking of getting an amp. Since his keyboard is in his room by the computer I was thinking something like a Fiio E17 would work good so he can use it on the go, and easily switch between keyboard and computer.
He likes all kinds of music , but is more partial to electronic and modern orchestra(what I call it…new yanni stuff and things like that).
So far I have been looking at these.
Audio-tech A700x (closed back) Current top pick
Others I’ve considered:
AKG k240 mkII
AKG k271 MKII
This is all subjective, based on reviews. Prefer the 100-150$ range. I want to get my dad something good, but really he wouldn’t know a lot different since he never has had too many headphones. I just want a great sounding headset that will be comfortable to use for hours.
Oh, as for me. I am still using some Steelseries Siberia headphones. I really like them, but I also want a newer set. Been hard pressed to put out the money for them since my current ones work. I am personally looking to get the AT 700s.