Hi all, my first post here but I have just enjoyed reading this great thread!
I have recently become a headphone convert due to starting to share an office and also having a new born baby at home, this obviously also limits me to closed back headphones (unfortunately).
For my office set up I have an SMSL SU-8 feeding a JDS Atom and a Loxjie P20. My current headphones are Beyerdynamic Custom Studio which sound pretty decent through this set up, however, I am wanting to add a least one pair of open-backs to my (quickly growing) collection of closed backs. Mainly this would be to connect them balanced to the P20, so I am specifically looking for something that pairs well with this particular amp. I would probably only get around 2 hours a day out of them (when my office is empty in the evening).
I was thinking of picking up the Beyer DT1990 but I would have to go through the hassle of switching out the mini XLR on them. I have also read that they are not that great when run balanced.
That sort of leaves me with the HD600, HD650 and the HD660S. Pricing is also in that order (no Massdrop I’m afraid) costing approx $350, $400 and $500 respectively.
What would you recommend to pair with the P20?
While asking, I wouldn’t be against another set of closed backs also if they play nicely with it.
Thanks in advance!