I care a lot about high-quality audio. I spend most of my workday with headphones on, and music is an important tool to help keep me focused. I researched extensively for the best headphones in the world, with these criteria in mind:
Given those requirements, in my research, I began to found a trend: the Audeze LCD-XC. These are expensive headphones, no doubt. But I rationalized it due to the amount of time I spend with headphones on my head.
Don't just take it from me, though. Take a look at these resources I uncovered that convinced me that the Audeze LCD-XC Headphones were the best choice:
This is just the tip of the iceberg of research that I did, after I narrowed my search to 3 models fitting my use-case: Uncompromising sound quality and build, minimal sound leakage, durable, reliable.
After several months, I can confidently say that these headphones not only blow my high-end Sennheiser's out of the water, but their sound isolation and utter lack of leakage is exactly what I needed. And, unlike some high-end Denon cans I've owned in the past, these are sturdy and well-built.