I recently moved and now have an office, which is an excuse to get myself a good pair of open cans. I primarily listen to classical, everything from solo piano to raucous Mahler symphonies. At work I listen to closed DT 770s, which I enjoy, and I also enjoy my Fischer DBA-02 IEMs.
I thought I liked neutral until I tried Fischer FA--003s or whatever they're called, and then tried the Beyers, which I loved. I'm strongly tempted by the 880s pros. I'm also looking at the HD-598, which seem to win the 'best value' award given the price (about $150, compared to about $275 for the DT 880s).
Which of the two is better? Is the extra money worth it for the Beyers? Are there any other cans I should be looking at, like the 701s?
At the moment I only have my laptop but am planning on ponying up either for a amp or an actual stereo system (ie. receiver + amp).