Hey everybody, I've recently gotten the urge to make my headphone experience a little more enjoyable (which is why I've joined Head-Fi and been searching through the site for the past few days).
The only real problem with my search is that I happen to have quite a unique set of preferences. As for what I'm looking for in the headphones themselves:
- Budget of $50-75. This is fairly strict, but I am willing to go over a little for an exceptionally good deal. (also I'm willing to wait for deals that happen fairly often to purchase seeing as what I have now works fine)
- Good all around sound. I listen to pretty much everything in addition to playing games and would much prefer something that can do everything well than a few things great.
- Single sided cord. Not sure if this is the technical term, but I almost require this feature after dealing with the annoyance that is a cord going to each ear.
- I would love extra features like detachable cord, coiled cord, and easily exchangeable earpads, but I can live without those.
- I don't really care about open or closed back as these will mostly be used in private.
- Over the ear design.
- These will be used almost exclusively with my computer through an ASUS Xonar DG sound card then a Technics SU-G90 stereo amplifier's headphone jack.
- I like a very "wide" sound from my music. I like the highs almost piercing and the lows very deep and somewhere between smooth and rumbling, but for some reason, I don't really notice much out of mids until they get to the point where they're obviously overbearing.
As for what I've been looking through, I've been mostly looking at the Sony MDR-V6 and the Audio Technica ATH-m35 but just today heard about the apparently high value Superlux headphones.
Would one of these be the general best choice for what I'm looking for, or is there some special gem that I haven't discovered that has all the features I desire?
Take a close look (and listen if you can) to the Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones. They are great buy for the sound they deliver at $50 +/- U.S. street price.