I've been creeping in these forums for a while and decided to finally join. Here's my situation:
I'm getting a new HP Envy laptop with a free set of Beats Solo headphones. I'm considering selling those while they're still wrapped up in the box to get money for a better pair. I've tried them out before and they're decent cans, just not for anything near ~$180. I don't listen to any rap at all, so that also kills them for me. I mainly listen to acoustic/rock music, some classical, some jazz, and metal from time to time. I also record music every now and then.
I'm looking for a decent pair of full size cans, preferably closed, over ear. I'm think I can get about $160 out of the solos if I sell them so $150 is my limit. Here's what I need-
Closed for good isolation.
I'm not a huge fan of cancellation, I can always hear a hum that drives me nuts.
Something that's somewhat portable as I may be walking to class with these/taking them on the road.
Good for rock/acoustic/classical/jazz/some light recording.
I mainly listen through my iPod touch 4g, I will listen through my HP Envy with Beats audio (haven't heard it yet, bought the laptop for performance, not branding)
Comfy for long listening, preferably over-ear, but I'm open to on-ear.
I own ATH-M30s and HD202s that I've really been satisfied with. I just bout a pair of S4s so I'm not looking for another pair of ie phones.
Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks for any help!