The Amazon listing is still showing the classic blue sticker for me! You got me all excited so I went and looked to see if there was a new version out hahaha.

Most studio headphones are going to have a harsher/brighter signature. So you’ll want to avoid a lot of the popular ones, like the M50X, 7506, DT770, etc. if you’re looking for a creamier, warm sound.

I’d recommend, in no particular order…anything by Bose, anything by Sennheiser, Sony’s consumer models (MDR-100, 1000X, CH700N, Xtrabass lineup), Skullcandy Hesh 3, or even Beats if you can stomach their price premium.

If you’re looking for more specific recommendations for creamy headphones in the ~$99 or less price bracket, here’s some links to my reviews of my personal favorites:

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro (I’m listening to mine right now while writing these words)

HyperX Cloud Alpha (a gaming headset, yes, but also a really nice-sounding and comfy pair of headphones)

Creative Aurvana Live

Koss Porta Pro

I’ve got a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pros on the way, and those are supposed to have a warmer sound than is typical for the rest of their lineup, but I won’t have that review online till next week. Still, Tyll really liked them, so they’re worth considering as well.

That should be more than enough to get you started. Thanks for reading and for the response!

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