I am looking for a suggestion for a pair for listening at work. Presently I have a set of Sennheiser HD500, and despite their age, I love their sound. However, being open, my coworkers can hear my music when I'm in a foul mood and playing it louder than necessary.
I would like to stick to cans so they're easier to take off and put on, which I do more than several times throughout the day. However, high sound quality is required. If I cannot get as good a sound from closed cans as I can from IEMs, I will deal with popping the IEMs in and out.
A friend has recommended the Beyerdynamic DT770 in 250Ohm. And while they aren't in the same price category, the reviews for the NuForce EDC IEMs have piqued my interest. My budget is $200, and I plan on purchasing a DAC/AMP in the near future, so a high resistance model doesn't bother me.
Should I go ahead with the DT770? Forego the inherent sound weirdness of closed cans for the IEMs? If there's a better set of IEMs, I don't mind paying more than the NuForce EDCs run.
I generally listen to rock and electronic, with a moderate bass bump, mid cut, and small high boost.