Your adice is much appreciated, GratuiTous. I would be using the headphones for creating, mixing and listening — in fact, everything. I have been looking at VSX Essentials (closed back). These retail at £325 (GBP) and come with detachable (so replaceable) cable, and some software that enables them to emulate different car, room, studio environments. If users want more of these, then there is a more expensive version. But what I’m not happy about is that some reviewers have reported that they don’t feel strong, and I’m wary of the advertising hype.