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The HD580 will be the better all around phones, but it isn't as easy to drive as the SR225. The SR225 will be better for rock by far, but it can't compete in terms of sound stage and air.
So, which do you think will sound better if I'm listening to Jazz?
Even though you just said that the sennheisers are better, I'm kinda leaning toward the Grados just for the shock value of having the lesser-known grado's rather than popular sennheiers.
    
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So, which do you think will sound better if I'm listening to Jazz?
Even though you just said that the sennheisers are better, I'm kinda leaning toward the Grados just for the shock value of having the lesser-known grado's rather than popular sennheiers.
Sennheiser is very well-known for quality with jazz, but I would say that Grado is quite underrated when it comes to this genre and definitely holds its own against the likes of Denon and Senn.

If you enjoy rock and guitars in general (including acoustic), then nothing beats Grado. If you're looking for all-around competency, then Sennheiser is a safer choice. Neither is outright superior to the other, it just depends on how you wish to use the headphone.

I might add that I took a risk when I decided to buy my 225's. That risk has paid off more than I could ever have imagined.
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Sennheiser is very well-known for quality with jazz, but I would say that Grado is quite underrated when it comes to this genre and definitely holds its own against the likes of Denon and Senn.

If you enjoy rock and guitars in general (including acoustic), then nothing beats Grado. If you're looking for all-around competency, then Sennheiser is a safer choice. Neither is outright superior to the other, it just depends on how you wish to use the headphone.

I might add that I took a risk when I decided to buy my 225's. That risk has paid off more than I could ever have imagined.
I would buy the 225's...but I can only find them for 180.00 and that's a little too expensive... Same deal with the Senns.... What do you think of the Alessandro MS-1?
    
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I'd say you should take a look at the DT770 pro 80s, they're very good for the $150 range, and after wards you could add an amp for further potential. You'll have to look around ebay for them, but they're a very good set of headphones, and they are closed back, so they will not bleed as much noise in and out as a pair of open backed cans, for all your bus and plane concerns
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I figured i would post this here.

My iCEMAT siberia's broke...(should have seen that one commin)

i got a buy.com e-mail for these things and they seemed like a good price just to listen to music and or play games. I am no audiophile but still. For the price would you consider these a good buy? I just know i needed headphones and these seemed a good deal especially with free shipping.

http://www.buy.com/prod/altec-lansin...204392199.html
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Sora there is probably far better out there in terms of audio quality in that price range, just as a heads up, take for instance a simple pair of JVC HAFX33s (or 34s/66s) for sub $20 and boom, instantly better in quality, and really cheap from amazon... but they are in ear headphones...
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