Hey guys.....came to this forum because of all the helpful advice I've seen. I'm looking for a new pair of 'phones. I have a pair of JBL Reference 410's that I really liked, except they broke. They were also a pain to readjust for every use. I think that's part of the reason they broke. Anyways, here's an idea of what I'm looking for:
- good isolation (so either in-the-ear or on-the-ear. could also be over-the-ear if they're more compact, like a on-the-ear-type headband. so no earbuds or open 'phones.)
- really good bass (loved the bass of the 410's. they were very punchy......a strong punch.....sounded like they "moved alot of air."
- decent sound quality (i don't care for the flat/accurate/studio sounding 'phones. just looking for something to listen to for fun. i've mainly just had sony's and the jbl's.)
- good soundstage (i was happy with the 'stage of the 410's. some closed on-the-ear phones i've tried just sound too much like the music is coming deep from a narrow tube, if that makes sense.)
- i'd like to keep it under $150, but i'm open to going up a bit if it's worth it. of course i'd buy a $50 pair if they were what i'm looking for, too.)
I'll be using them with an unamped sony walkman x, so they need to be able to be pushed by that, and still be able to reach high volumes. i've heard bose before and they weren't loud enough, and i just tried out a pair of solo hd's, which didn't have enough bass, didn't sound that good, didn't have a big enough soundstage, and weren't able to reach high volumes, although, i loved everything else about them. and no, i don't care about dre or monster or anything. they were just so comfortable, isolated great, and i loved that it had a removable, single-sided, short cable, with a right angle.
I've done some research on on-the-ear phones, which I would definitely prefer, but I haven't really found anything yet. I was hoping to like the solo hd's, but they were a huge disappointment. I'd love to find a pair to match my requirements that also had a single sided, not-so-long cable with a right angle, but if I can't find anything, I'm semi-open to in-the-ear phones. I'd just prefer not to stick something in my ear if I don't have to.
I'd appreciate any help, guys! Thanks in advance.