I recently discovered what a big difference good headphones make when I listened to some music on my friend's Grado SR-60s. I decided it's time for an upgrade from the Sennheiser mx400 that came with my iRiver (which I run with Rockbox for FLAC). What I liked about the SR-60 was the sound. I don't quite know how to describe it, but my friend said they have a "fun" sound. However, the SR-60's let out and in quite a bit of noise, and I will be using these as I walk to my office, as well as in the office. Also, I found that I had to turn the volume up higher than I normally do to get what I wanted out of them. I have a strict $100 budget, so a headphone amp is probably not in the cards. I need something that will give me distinctly better sound than my mx400, with some isolation (more the better I suppose) and that won't eat up my battery too fast. I am OK with almost any style: closed, canal, IEM, clipon etc. I listen to a lot of instrumental rock, like The ****ing Champs, and some IDM like Venetian Snares, not much vocals in any of my music. I would like to be able to hear some detail and power out of the guitars. Some models I've looked at include AKG K 26 P, PX100, super.fi 3, HD 280 pro, ep630. Thanks for helping me out!
post #1 of 5
4/20/07 at 1:52pm