I can't tell you how helpful this forum is. Overwhelming a bit? Sure . But helpful, yes!
I am in the process of finding a good portable headphone for my boyfriend. He is a huge audio lover and is in the very beginning stages of creating a great home audio environment to create music. That being said, he is in desperate need for a good headphone. The things he wants?
Portability - he will take these things everywhere. A great case that isn't too big, easily able to go in his bag, to use on public transportation during his commute etc.
Look - we both love the look of the Monsters but after reading all about how overpriced they are, I could not swallow purchasing them if there are way better options out there that sound even better. Are there any good brands you'd recommend that not only sound better than Monster, but look great too?
Features - he does not have an amp, and sure he may have one in the future - but does not now. So the headphone needs to sound great without an amp.
No IEM - he happens to find any IEMs very uncomfortable. So it's just a matter of taste, but he wants something that does not stick in his ear.
Price Point - Under $250.
I'd love to hear all your wonderful suggestions in helping buy him a great gift this Christmas. I SO appreciate it in advance!
Also - please let me know if I am posting in the wrong category :) I'm probably worse than a newbie here!!