Please help me here:
My teenage daughter have just turned 17 and wanted me to give her new head phones for her iPhone for her birthday. On her wishlist she had written WESC.
Having never heard about those before, I dead a little research and as far as I can tell, WESC is more about fashion than sound quality, so I suggested that she might consider something else, and she had indeed also mentioned Sennheiser.
I own three different pairs of Sennheisers, and she recognizes that the sound quality in those, are better than the IEMs she is currently using (Apples - not the standard ones that came with the phone, but the somewhat better - can't remember the model).
She says she's read somewhere that the WESC s SQ is pretty good, but I don't know the source, and to me they look more like Skullcandy, in terms of quality. She bought a pair of flashy Skullcandy (full size) some time back. She admitted the SQ wasn't as good as she had wished, and after a couple of months they broke, even if she generally is carefull with her things, so she knows that she needs a pair of headphones that can take a little abuse.
Of course I'm trying to be a good Dad, so I've told her, that if it's the WESC' s she want' s that' s what she'll get.
But, being a good Daughter, she listens to her Dad, and now I'm trying to find the right headphones for her :o)
The requirements are:
- Full size
- iPhone-use (cable not too long, but a mic is NOT a requirement)
- Price not over 70 Euro/90 USD, here in Denmark/Europe.
She has a pretty broad taste in music (I take some credit for that) and listens to both Beatles and really new music.
She likes a little extra bass, but also wants details in the highs. And she primarily listens to MP3's on her Iphone 3GS.
So I suggested the Sennheiser HD 448, which, as I understand is some of the best closed cans you can get around the price point I'm considering.
I also suggested the Sennheiser HD 438, just because they looked a little more flashy (remember, she wished for WESC).
But she thinks both the HD448 and HD 438 are too big, so I think I should be looking for supraaural instead of circumaural (the WESCs are supraaural).
Am I right that the SQ in the WESC are below their price point?
If so, what fulls size headphones (supraaural) under 70 Euro/90 USD should I buy for my daughter. And it's OK if they're also a bit flashy :o)