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Looking for advice - 1st time buyer

I haven't had or listened to headphones since I was a kid with some old cans from the 60's that were my fathers.

I have a high end system and my wife has been pretty good about me playing music loud, but she and my neighbors deserve a break.

My Preamp is the Audio Research SP20 and has its own headphone amp. Rated at 6V max 30 to 300 ohms. 1/4" female jack

My listening is 70% Classic Rock, 10% Blues, 10% Jazz and 10% Classical.
My budget is around $500 to $700 used or new. I don't need closed headphones.
Imaging and soundstage placement is the most important thing, then full accurate frequency response second.

A few I've been reading about
Senheiser HD700 or 600
Beyerdynamic T1 used
Hifiman - HE400i or 560's
Grado - RS-1
AKG 702?

What's your thoughts and please add any recommendations you can think of.

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Topic - Looking for advice - 1st time buyer - fin1bxn@msn.com 05:53:56 02/17/16 (13)


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