Posted this in its standalone thread and just not noticed this Thread, whoops! haha :P Well here it is:
Okay, well as far as Headphones are concerned I'm effectively a total noob in the department. I currently have a pair of Klipsch Image S4 in ears for use for the majority of my music but I'm looking to upgrade to a pair of on ears/over ears.
Primarily I listen to EDM music as I'm a huge EDM junkie and love the Electronic Genre as a whole. I'm also currently trying to teach myself how to produce with Ableton and just fiddling around with it which I find extremely fun and intend to take it to a more serious extent over the summer and I might start DJ'ing at some point next year. Aside from EDM, Indie/Classic Rock are my secondary choices for music and hold up a large bulk of my Music Collection so headphones that took these into consideration would be nice as well!
I'm looking to spend no more then $200 on a pair of Headphones at the moment, preferably under $150. Also I have no problem with buying a pair of used Headphones and if I can get more bang for my buck, would actually preferably like to buy a pair used. Also I would like a pair that would be effective when walking around as well as I'd probably frequently use them on my average commutes through my Campus and going out anywhere in general as well as using them at home.
Upon first thought's I was looking at a pair of Sennheiser HD25-1 II's from a recommendation of a friend who I know has them, however I can't test them out as he unfortunately lives nowhere near me. So I figured I'd post on this website and see some opinions of people who are more versed on the subject! Any help would be appreciated! Also I'm not in a super rush for finding a pair as I plan on buying them in 2-3 weeks. So, any recommendations? :)
Sennheiser HD25-1 II or V-Moda M-80/V-80
Simple as that bro.
M-80 has more range.
HD-25 has more clarity
M-80 has more range.
HD-25 isolates more.
M-80 has less fatigue.
HD-25 is more "fun."
The following is from Armaegis' reviews found here.http://www.head-fi.org/t/574617/review-comparison-beyerdynamic-dt1350-t50p-sennheiser-hd25-1-ii-hd25-13-ii-pioneer-hdj-2000-v-moda-m80-aiaiai-tma-1
V-Moda M80: Well balanced, somewhat airy, engaging but polite.
A surprisingly balanced headphone within this shootout. There is a lighter texture to the sound reminiscent of the full sized winged Audio Technicas, but still provides a decent lower end impact to the music. Upper and lower extension does a fine job of remaining relatively flat, especially in the treble end which in this category of headphones is plagued by spikes and valleys. Detailing feels a bit weak at times, with some excessive energy delay in the upper mids/lower treble where finger snaps and cymbals just seem blurred. Sub bass also seems to lose coherence during more aggressive phrases.
Sennheiser HD25-1-ii: Moderate V shaped frequency response with a bass tilt, comparatively recessed mids and uppermids, plenty of punch in the bass and treble.
These cans are tried and true, with a great all-rounder sound. Good energy throughout, the bottom end provides a nice driving rhythm and the top end is tuned for just the right amount of shimmer with hihats. While the bass extension is good, most of the bass energy comes from the upper bass region that gives great impact but not much rumble. In the treble, there is a strong peak at the lowish end (roughly 2kHz) and another in the upper range (around 8-10kHz, which is very typical for closed headphones). The valley in between the peaks stays quite strong, and in my opinion it is partly this lack of a deep valley which reduces sibilance. The midrange region is recessed in comparison to the bass and treble and feels a bit veiled though generally flat, sloping up gently until the first treble peak.
M80 vs HD25
- upperbass (snares) hits harder on the M80, while the kick drums and cymbals sound better on HD25
- treble on the M80 very even but slightly blurred, while the HD25 has a great zing but can be a bit too strong/fatiguing for some
I went with the M-80s because I think they look better and also they clamp less in the head. Clamping force increases isolation but can decrease comfort for some.
Edited by Pwn3r4Life - 3/3/12 at 12:54pm