a few quick tots..reading thru the few pages..
There is the FUN sounding can, most of the time with V shaped sound signature..
eccentuated bass, recessed mids for vocals. Highs can be soaring or rolled off..depends...eg X1, Beats..
There is the Neutral or Balanced sounding can, supposed to give u unaccentuated sound across the spectrum eg hd600, Beyer DT150
which type do u think u like/ want?
do u need a CLOSED can or an OPEN can..? u have a quiet room to yourself..? or u need privacy?
Closed cans normally gives u more bass..in a controlled ambience. *my preference.
some cans are very easily powered...can sound v good off ipads...ipods..laptops...handfones. eg Yamaha MT220, my favorite.
some cans are less sensitive...wakes up to its glory only when fed with good clean power. ( more $$ needed.) HD650/600 etc
(nontheless...it doesnt mean u cant get v good sound off the easily powered cans )
If u are not adversed to buying 2nd hand headfones...just wash the pads really well n sun them..
then u can try diff cans for v little loss, sell off those u dun like..until u discover/develop your taste..
then u splurge on a "good" $$$spanking new can.
( if u are sitting on a pile of cash, by all means buy everything new..n try them all out ;P )
Edited by Lorspeaker - 8/23/14 at 9:58am