"There’s nothing better than a pair of open-backed headphones—so long as you aren’t worried about noise isolation or noise bleed. The Audeze LCD-1 are some of the most reasonably priced open-backed headphones available today, and provide a crisp and clean sound that’s comparable to freestanding speakers"
"Open-backed don’t have the intense bass of many close-backed headphones. Combine that with their lack of privacy or noise-canceling features, and you have a pretty niche product! I suggest buying these for a musician who already has a good pair of close-backed headphones, or someone who prefers to use freestanding speakers but doesn’t want to disturb family members or neighbors during certain hours of the day."