this made me laugh quite hard, it does fine behind you but it also depends on your own hearing of course. Most headphones aren’t going to be fantastic at placing behind you and it takes some getting used to just like if it sounds like it’s above or below you. 880 does just fine on it’s placement I can definitely vouch for that… granted no, it’s staging isn’t the largest due to being semi-open back… the better staging and imaging go to the 990 and tygr 300r respectively in the $200 market from beyerdynamic. Though yes, 880 has a beautifully balanced yet a bit bright sound signature.
58x Jubilee, HD598(has some issues but still works) Sennheiser in general is a very good jack of all trades brand the only issue is that the soundstage is typically fairly lacking… 500 series has about average staging but 600 series has very narrow staging hd800s on the other hand is the largest in the market but more of a one trick pony, K7 series from akg(has some minor imaging issues), AD series from audio technica(has separation issues till you get to 1000x and above closed back alternative you have to double check on signatures as it gets a bit weird on the bass) or MSR7 which is a really nice closed back for competitive… does alright no complaints from me on that one, anything from beyerdynamic in terms of placement is just fine as they kind of excel in this particular area the only one I found rough on placements was the customs, Hifiman does a fantastic job on spacious sound from 400i to sundara to ananda etc they do very well in this regard… the imaging isn’t as superb as a beyer but they are a fantastic alternative to beyers in my opinion if you want a planar they just have build quality and qc issues, Aeons are more jack of all trades harman tuned(RT, 2, and open x only not flow) so they work well at 360 degrees but diagonals can get slightly iffy, Harmonicdynes headphones do just fine… I mean, I can keep going.
in the long run though, while I can say yeah they do 360 degree fine… there is some that just do the job better than others… Beyers in particular just seem to stand above till you get up in the price brackets for soundstage and imaging combined. Least from my experience. Beyer knocks out sennheiser due to sen’s narrow staging, they knock out akg due to imaging issues, they knock out audio technica due to separation, comfort, price point, and imaging accuracy, dan clark is too middle ground they lose on soundstage and imaging, the only three I would say can go head to head early on… would probably be harmonicdyne, beyer, and hifiman. Later on of course you start getting like Focal and others coming into play and then even later you have to consider abyss and other branding like zmf or denon potentially but once you get I want to say past… $600+ range… it’s not that necessary less it’s mainly for musical qualities.