Hello all, I'm new here
So for the last couple of days, I've been searching for a new pair of headphones to use with my mp3 player (Zune HD). After a lot of reading, comparisons, and eliminations, it now all comes down to the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and the Koss Portapro. I know their price and format is a bit different, but I think that these two are the best out there that fit my criterias.
I'm absolutely not an audiophile, but I wanted something that sounded fairly balanced, on the warm side, with punchy bass (but not boxed). I listen to mostly rock music, and electronic music. I'm also looking for comfort and portability. Initially, the Grado SR60 was one of my serious contenders, but their sound leakage bothered me. Speaking of which, I don't think I want open cans since I'll be carrying them a lot outside and I'd like to get at least a minimal amount of noise isolation. Isolation isn't a decisive factor though, I just don't want too much sound leaking in, and especially leaking out. I also like the looks of these hadphones (the Grados looked very nice to me, IMO). I admit it: the looks is a decisive factor to me, not as important as the sound quality, of course, but still very important. Ideally under $100.
So yeah, how does their sound compare? I searched online, but I couldn't find such a match-up. And how hard do the Portapro hang onto your head? 'Cause I think they look a bit flimsy
I also considered the Denon AH-D310R at some point, but I couldn't find much information on them
thanks! can't wait to get either one of them! ... or maybe a pair I haven't read about? :P
a few others that grabbed my attention, but didn't make it: SR80, Alessandros MS-1, Sony V-6, Denon AH-D1001, a couple of Senns (I don't seem to like them for some reason).