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I already have a good pair of rock headphones (Grado SR80s) and Electronica / Gaming Headphones (Audiotechnica ATH-A900s) And now I am starting to listen to more and more jazz and classical, particularly on vinyl. So, since neither of my current cans really excel at delicacy, what are some good headphones for jazz and classical? I am willing to spend up to $250, but the cheaper, the better. I will not be buying before May, but I want to get some ideas in my head about what kinds of cans are best for these more laid back musical styles.

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post #2 of 34
I've heard that the HD555's are good for that type of music.
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I know you're probably talking full size cans and they are a few leagues below what you're talking about, but I absolutely love my ER6's to death for both those genres - especially classical. I would give serious thought to the ER4 - S or P - if you decide it might work for you.

That's a chunk of cash - I would definitely listen to whatever you think you might like before buying. You're the person who ultimately has to enjoy what you purchase - not us.
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I was thinking full sized cans, but like I said, if I find something for $120 that sounds great, then I will go for it. I just knew Audiotechnica excels at electronica, and Grado excels at Rock, so I needed to know which companies exceled, in general, at jazz and classical.
    
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Shouldn't a good pair of headphones respond accurately and have the same sound quality with all sound genres? If To me thats like buying a toaster for wheat bread and another for white bread.
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Shouldn't a good pair of headphones respond accurately and have the same sound quality with all sound genres? If To me thats like buying a toaster for wheat bread and another for white bread.
Well, unfortunately everything is a compromise. The plus, however, is that headphones are cheap enough and small enough that it can be justifiable, if still not practical, to have a few sets.
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post #7 of 34
HD595 is what I suggest. Large sound stage and great sound.
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post #8 of 34
With a little more cash, you could push for:

Sennheiser HD580 (discontinued)

or its current almost-the-exact-same-as-the-580 counterpart: HD600.
    
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post #9 of 34
The HD580 is exactly what you are looking for. Add HD600 grills, an HD650 cable, and the correct foam removal and you will have an extremely competent set of cans for the genres you are interested in.
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Senn HD580 or HD600
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