Okay, I don't use headphones a lot. However, of late my wife has become interested in some TV shows which are not my cup of tea, but she is, so we like to be in the same room. My headphone listening time has increased. I have a pair of AKG 240 Studio 'phones which sound very good to me, even better now that I'm plugging them into my Schiit Magni 2 Uber amp, rather than directly into my laptop, which I had done occasionally - the rare times I listened very long at all via headphones was plugged into my old Zune 30Gb player. I'm using the Modi 2 USB DAC. I also have a Nuforce HAP-100 on hand, but the smaller width of the Magni/Modi combo fits my shelf perfectly, so it would take some convincing for me to change out amps, and require a lot of effort. And I don't have much energy. In the bit of research I've done, it appears that the Magni 2 vs HAP-100 are roughly equal, depending on 'phones. Apparently the Nuforce likes impedances better at 100 ohms rather than lower, while the Magni seems able to handle either. But you know how reviews are - not always accurate. The AKGs are rated 55 ohms. Okay, another factor. Speakers. I love my Khorns and Fortes. However, I've been reading every audio magazine I could get my hands on since I was a teen. I know the flaws. I've listened to many good speakers. I do hear the Klipsch flaws, but for me their strengths - great dynamics (and I don't mean ultimate db output), big sound, and an intimate presentation - outweigh the bad. I have read some criticism of the AKG's bass. They do seem to roll off a bit above the lowest element of a kick-drum's impact, but the rest sounds really good, to me. I find my headphones remarkably good for the $55-60 range. So the upshot of all these factors is that I'm considering upgrading headphones. I've rather arbitrarily considered a budget to top out at $350. I could spend more... but not being able to audition is just one of several reasons I'd rather not. On the other hand, one goal is to have a less-coloured presentation than I get with my chosen speakers. I like variety. And I'd happily spend less, of course. Main source is laptop - including CD playback, mp3 files and Spotify. If you have a recommendation, please indicate whether you've heard the AKG and, if so, your opinion of the differences. Oh, also, the AKGs are super-comfortable for me. I know this was a rather long setup, but I was attempting to anticipate some of your questions after perusing other threads in this section of AK. So you guys with more headphone experience, advise me. Whatcha think? Oh, music genres. Not much to which I don't listen... classical, country, rock, jazz (most styles), blues, polka, zydeco, gospel, male and female singing standards, much like many others on a gear-driven music forum. Goal is to be as neutral as possible within my various constraints.