Critical Listening: Grado H2 - Limited edition made from Cocobolo wood. They sound great. Open-air. The earpads take a little getting used to. They are not overly comfortable to wear, but the sound negates all of that. Critical Monitoring: AKG K702. Very neutral sounding and picks up everything. Bad recordings sound bad and good ones sound good. Unforgiving. But that is what I use them for.