Well was going to mention beyers like the 770/880/990 and sennheisers 6xx/600/650/660s as those are very durable (I’ve had a hd600 for around 20 years now, and a dt880 600 for like 15, both working fine and no problems durability wise besides replacing the pads and foam on the headbands throughout the years), but they do have plastic but I’ve not had any issues regarding that plastic. I’ve also had a pair of sony mdr v6 for quite a long time too (most likely around 20 years as well) and those have lasted pretty long outside the pads (but the headband is worn out). Other than that, I’m not sure what other things would actually be as durable and have sound to back it up in this price range. But if you properly take care of your gear most decently made things will last pretty long
I missed the closed back requirement sorry about that
Depends on the model, the pro model has the snap on removable headband padding, the premium does not and has a fixed headband (along with the t1 and t5). The premium is more comfy though and mine’s held up decently well, but the pro does have that advantage. Although at the moment I think there are only premium versions of the 990 and 880 but not the 770
The 250 ohm is the least bloated in the bass, but they are a v shaped can. What amp/dac are you using with them?
I haven’t heard them myself, but from what I hear the Austrian audio X55 might be a brighter more lean leaning sound with good build and comfort, so that’s most likely worth a look. If you could find a focal elegia for around 400 used that would be a really solid pick sound wise if you wanted something more neutral slightly brighter, with pretty decent durability although the pads do wear semi quickly. The mdr 7506 would also check the boxes sound wise possibly although that’s not to the same level of the other aforementioned cans.
I got my Shure 1540 for a song, but I thought I’ve been seeing them on sale for less than $400 more recently.
Build is great on these, I’d bet on them. Also lightweight.
More odd, I have the ESS 422H. All wood and metal. Heavy, needs a pad swap. Not a broad user base out there on these. Price is right and they have strengths in sound.
Shure are warm neutral for closed back and would strike me as very easy to wear for a long time. It also comes with an additional identical pair of pads and cable. So, you have backup parts already there.
The Dt-770 like all the beyerdynamic is really durable an you can replace everything with original parts, the ath-m50x is very durable as well I own the bt version and it survived to 3 bike crashes reporting less damages than me
I literally work in these things. I work in an extreme hi-noise, hi-hazard environment and the noise cancelling is superb on these. They can take a lick! Conferencing is pretty seamless, and then you get the bonus of them sounding really good as well! I am using them in a wired, headphone capacity right now and they sound great. As it turns out, these pair very nicely with my stout little Topping MX-3. So the versatility is excellent. I am very pleased with these.
I mean they might be nice for you but all of those features are nothing that I want and they seem to be full plastic and non-replaceable synthetic fiber headband.
also pretty expensive. I ordered Ollo S4R headphones. Full metal and wood construction with a leather headband. 5 years warranty and after that in case anything breaks, you can buy every component as a replacement down to every screw and the drivers themselves. Real audiophile and professional headphones that beat HD600s and also cost 400.
I just looked up your phones. I think that is an incredible value for that set. Now see, I could see getting those for home listening for sure. I bet they sound way better than the 8200’s. But when I saw “durable” in the title, I thought workhorse. These 8200’s are that. All those things you didn’t want I kinda need! So these things are money for me.
My headphone station is not sorted in the least. My focus has been the speaker setup, but now that is nearly done so I can figure out what I am gonna do. To be honest the headphone side of things can be overwhelming. Thank you for sharing your pick. I like them very much! Congrats.