The last pair of headphones I've owned were Shure 440's. Although I can see why these headphones would be suggested to a clear, crisp, and balanced listener, they won't fitting for me.
I am new to the audiophile world and after a few hours looking through threads for a new pair of headphones, my mind was overblown by this newly found and large world.
I will be visiting China soon for the rest of the summer and wanted to find a pair of dependenble headphones to my likings.
My source is an iPod classic.
Most of the music I listen to fall into the categories of slow hip pop, soft classic and indie rock, and soft J-pop, which is a bit of a stretched range.
Balance is not my biggest consideration after the Shure 440's I've head. I've also been a strong and loyal supporter of Sennheiser. A strange feeling has always consumed me to get the HD-595's.
But after seeing all of these threads about all these other brands, I am having some doubt in my choice.
I would like to have a pair of headphones that would shine with these kinds of genres of music and definitely a fair share of bass as well and not too much sound leak, for as I listen to my music at strange times of the night and would not like to disturb my dormmate when I enter college in the fall.
So simply after all that rambling, it boils now to a pair of headphones that fit these qualites:
- Fitting genres: slow hip pop, slow hip pop, soft classic and indie rock, and soft J-pop, "mellow" and soft electric
- Strong clear, bass
- No or minimal sound leakage
- Good isolation would be a plus
- Price range up to $200
An early thanks for those who have some advice.
Cheers, happy listening.