Hey head-fi! I’ve been lurking a lot recently, but I only just joined. Been doing a lot of reading and just wanted a more expert opinion on what good entry level headphones I should get. I’m sorry for making another “newbie recommendation” thread!
I listen to a lot of different genres, but I would say that I currently listen most to folk, experimental, electronic, and some indie rock. I plan on using it for a bit of everything, gaming, movies, music (mp3 and computer?), etc. Comfort is a major factor for me. I wear glasses and have a wide head, so I don’t want headphones that I can’t wear for more than 1hr because they hurt too much. I plan on getting re0s for portability, so these headphones would probably be used around the house. I am located in Canada, so it’s hard to find stock that’s priced reasonably (with shipping and custom fees all factored in). I would say my (loose) budget is around $150. I would be willing to go over if there was a good deal. I’ve been lurking ebay recently, and there are some decent deals on hd650s and a pair of grado SR325 (although both are probably higher end for me).
My current gear is: Zune 16GB, Sennheisers cx300 and Panasonic RP-HTX7-RS.
From my research around the forum and the Internet so far, I have narrowed it down to:
Audio Technica AD700 (possibly M50?)
Sennheisers HD555 (w/ 595 mod)
Alessandro MS1 (cheaper to get than Grados)
Also open to other suggestions?
Denon AHD2000’s also look good, esp if I want a closed headphone, but they are quite a bit pricier.
May invest in an amp in the future, should the headphones require it.