Once again I come back to head-fi for some advice on my next purchase :) This time I'm relying on your help to not only get something good, but that I can wear comfortably as well, since that's not easily found out just by looking at spec sheets!
I'm looking to get some comfortable, over-ear, circumaural headphones. Let me summarize my requirements below for easier reading:
Driver Type: Open or closed, no preference (sound quality matters more to me than whether it leaks or not)
Design Type: Circumaural
Comfort: Very important. I own a pair of M-Audio Q40 and as nice as they sound, I find them uncomfortable as they hurt my ears after a while. I have big ears :P
Budget: $300. If there's something a lot better just above this range, I may still consider it, though :)
Equipment: No amp, no fancy gear. Will mostly be plugging into laptop / portable player and trying to get the best sound out of that; that's what I'm working with.
Listening habits: Somewhat eclectic. Mostly rock and electronic, but also some piano solos and jazzy tunes.
Sound preference: I like natural-sounding, versatile headphones that cover the whole range well. That said, I would be more inclined to buy a pair with slightly exaggerated bass than a pair with flat, boring bass, as my main reason for getting full-sized headphones over in-ear phones is to cover the lower range well.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions! :)
Edited by sgomes - 5/29/10 at 5:08am