I would like to be able to home practice with backing tracks where its actually a decent sound through headphones. Haven't found it yet and have always found it joyless. What product(s) should I look into .
I agree. A good room reverb makes all the difference and makes the sound feel far less like you have your ear right against a speaker.The solution is reverb. A bit of reverb helps to restore the sense of playing in a room. I have also found that I prefer IEM’s because they provide good isolation from the acoustic sound of the guitar while not being super heavy and cumbersome feeling. Open back headphones would be my next choice but you have to turn up the volume a bit to drown out the sound of the strings. Perhaps I just haven’t tried the right pair, but traditional closed back headphones are my least favorite for this application.