My criteria for this review is what someone seeking good headphones today probably wants:
Semi-portable, over-ear headphones — not pocketable, but should fit comfortably in a small bag; suitable for listening at your desk and bringing on an airplane, or maybe wearing outside
Closed-back design with at least moderate isolation
A straight, short cable with a 3-button clicker
The hard price cap is $400, but ideally, these should be under $300.
I’ve been thinking about new studio headphones so Marco’s review was of interest for the variety he tested if nothing else.