I've got $200-250 of company money to spend and am looking to try and make the right decision. I was originally after something somewhat portable for my commute, with my main purpose also being noise isolation at work, and so actually went out and purchased some V-Moda Crossfade LP2's. I really like their build quality and accessories, but unfortunately they seem a bit uncomfortable thus far, and I'm not entirely sold on the sound. Will probably be returning them. I've switched gears a bit and am less concerned about portability, and would prefer to get the best sounding for my genre while still isolating well with no leakage.
My main interests are:
* noise isolation and low leakage
- *somewhat* portable in that they at least come with some type of case/bag (likely wont use these for my commute most days)
- ideally a remove-able cord, though not a deal breaker.
My main music genres are things like rock, alternative ect. A lot of 90's classics.
I've been looking into Senn HD 380's, Shure 840's, AKG 271 MKII's and Fischer FA-003's (among many others!)
My concerns with the Shure's are I've heard they can be somewhat heavy and not all that comfortable. The 380's seem to have mixed reviews on sound, and the AKG 271's may just be a bit too non-portable (no bag/case even mentioned) though I could work around this if they'd fit my other criteria, and I'm having a hard time tracking down a site to buy the FA-003's from. Any comments or advice for comfort/noise isolation being my main concerns, that'd be good with those music genres in the $200 range? Its not my money, and I'm unlikely to be able to afford a similar purchase in the near future, so would like to try and get this one "right"!
Edited by NearMiss - 4/2/12 at 7:10am