I'm a complete newbie when it comes to headphones...
In the past I only used the default iPod / BlackBerry earplugs that Apple / RIM provided, but my friend lent me his grados for a week earlier in the month, and now it's safe to say I'm converted...
Haha, now I'm looking to invest some money in my first pair of high-quality headphones.
Specifically, here's some more details about what I'm looking for...
- The music genres I enjoy listening to are trance and house. Specifically, my favorite artists include Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, etc.
- I plan on using my headphones most often at work. I work in a very conservative office environment. I don't want my coworkers to be able to hear the music I'm playing.
- I live in New York City. I'd also like to use my headphones on the subway or walking, when there usually are a lot of loud noises in the background.
- My budget is anywhere from $300-$600. I know that's a pretty wide margin, but I'm viewing this as an investment, and am willing to pay extra for my first pair of headphones if, for example, a $500 pair of headphones truly, truly meets all my needs and outshines every other $300 alternative out there.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!