BLUF: Warm / Fun Sound, Cost, Comfort, Leakage, and Isolation.
IMO, closed backs are pointless for:
1. Commute (ANC is a must for me)
2. Workout (IEMs are preferable)
But they do have some value at work. Given I already have a pair of ANC headphones for commute (Bose QC), I don't want to carry work headphones in my pack. So I want something I'd feel safe leaving in the office over the weekend. And obviously, they must sound better than the...