Dear all, I am in desperate need of some advice.
I have not owned a proper pair of cans before. My only, somewhat decent, sound experience comes from my B&W 603's and have owned semi-ok pair of image s4's. Hence, there is little for me to compare new headphones with. Furthermore, it has proved challenging, to say the least, to find a store where I can demo the cans I'm interested in. Therefore, it would me much appreciated if people with more experience could advice me on my new headphones to be.
I am looking for some cans at around the 200 euro (250-ish dollars?) price mark. They will mostly be used in the library (studying) from my 3GS WITHOUT AMPING INITIALLY, and since I do no want to trouble other people with my music they must be leaking next to no sound. So I will probably need closed cans. Portability (though preferred) is not an essential quality for me. Thusfar, I only managed to audition the open AKG K240, and found these lacking bass and leaking way to much sound (loving sound stage and mids), and the Ultrasone hfi-580 (incredible bass, poor mids/soundstage). From this very little experience I did extract that I like bass but am willing to give up some for mids and highs and a decent soundstage would be nice (relatively for closed cans of course).To sum up I am looking for:
- 200 euro
- above average bass
- little demanding (unamped)
Further more I listen mostly to tech-house (gui boratti/ kalkbrenner) and alternative/indy/rock (coldplay/the xx/muse/radiohead).
From what I have read so far, which is a lot, I managed to find some potential cans but I am all open to other advices:
Ultrasone pro 550/ dj1 pro
Beyerdynamic dt 1350 or t50
Senn hd-25-1 ii