Another headphone thread... Having looked around the forums for threads about the headphones listed below, I couldn't see a natural fit to bump an existing topic, hence the new thread. The following are on the radar with approximate current prices (Jun 2020): - Grado RS2E [GBP £415.00 +] - Shure SRH1840 [GBP £380.00 +] - AKG K712 PRO [GBP £215.00 +] - Beyerdynamic Amiron Home [GBP £480.00 +] The Coronavirus pandemic means store demos are not an option. Current main headphones: Grado SR80e which I broadly like (took months of break-in and a change to "doughnut" earpads) but want something with a little more overall depth and bottom end - but not bass head territory. The majority of listening is via a NAD C 658 pre-amp which should be able to handle all of the above headphone sets without any need to consider a dedicated headphone amp. Musically, the majority of listening is to classic/prog rock, pop-rock and an occasional sprinkling of other music ranging from heavy rock to classical (including female vocal). For me, "bright" or "shouty" presentation is not welcome but neither is "muddy", "wallowy", "veiled" or overly "dark" presentation. Wider soundstages are preferred to narrow. In terms of speakers, the house sound of "Q Acoustics" is preferred when compared to, say, "Monitor Audio". The SH forums have several posters who have heard of many sets of headphones and if they feel able to offer some insight and observations based on listening experiences with any of the above, especially comparative, it would be appreciated. For the avoidance of doubt, I'm much more interested in how they sound rather than lab tests and graphs. If the graphs indicate the audio produced by the phones is supposedly hideous but unexpectedly sounds gorgeous in the real world, it's the latter that matters to me. I ruled out several sets for a whole host of reasons (experience, sensible reviews etc) including but not limited to Sennheiser HD 600 Avantgarde (2019 model); HD 650; Audioquest Nighthawk Carbons; Nightowls; HifiMan Sundara; Grado SR-325e; RS1e; PS500e; Beyerdynamic (most); AKG (most). Some of the reasons for exclusion include sound signature(s), availability, build quality, ease of getting replacement parts such as cables or earpads. Based on the research so far, the RS2es and SRH1840s are looking the more likely of the four sets listed because reviews indicate the Amiron Homes have a (comparatively) narrow soundstage and the K712 PROs user reviews all too often refer to issues with build quality and a related lack of support from AKG. If build quality issues have been resolved with the AKGs, they would be incredibly good value at the time of posting. I'm not fazed by the prospect of trying different earpads or replacement cables (where the model allows). Amongst many thoughts, I did wonder if anyone knows how the audio compares between the Grado RS2es and the SR-225es . Many thanks for reading, irrespective of whether you're able to help.