Hi guys, the Sansa Fuze and Sony NW-A800 are my first two mp3 players. I love em, but want to get some good headphones or IEMs because I will be out and about and traveling a lot (often on planes).
I posted this in the Headphones forum and was told to post here instead, which was a big 'duh' on my part.
I haven't bought a pair of headphones before, so I'm a total newbie. Only ever used the default in-ears that come with the players - I figure headphones might not only sound better but also be a bit more healthy for my ears, maybe I'm wrong there though - someone please tell me. I'm a pansy and do want the best for my ears as I've destroyed them enough through the years.
Are there circumaural+closed portable headphones? I need 'em to be closed since I will be on long flights etc, and I've never worn comfortable supra-aural headphones, but it's been a while heh. I want great sound without spending too much. I guess $100-200 would be ok.. but the less I have to spend for good sound the better - I'm definitely not rich.
I listen to all kinds of music from death metal to classical to video game music to ambient soundscape stuff, but I will mostly be listening to extreme metal.
I want to use them without an amp, though I may be tempted to look into an amplifier in the future if it would make a noticeable difference to my sound quality... I have no idea about amps. First things first... Any recommendations on some headphones or IEMs to suit would be great.
Also, I will be listening to mp3 files.. will I still notice an increase in sound quality with better headphones?