Hi, I had made another thread because I hadn't seen this thread [sorry] I'm still relatively new, I figured if there was a thread like this it would have been stickied, at any rate:
Hi, I've been visiting these forums a lot these past few days, and figured now was as good a time as any to make a post about this.
At any rate I am looking for headphones with an approximate budget of ~$150, but I would be willing to go up to $200 if is needed. This is my first time getting a 'nice' pair of headphones, so I am a bit lost to some of the nuances that other people seem to pick up about them.
What I am looking for:
- Over the ear (ideally)
- Detachable cord
- Good quality sound (if that wasn't implied)
Now I have narrowed my search down to these headphones at the moment:
I also really liked the V-Moda Crossfade LP2's, as they have a detachable, braided cable as well as a very nice carrying case. However from my research it seems like they are bass heavy, which I would prefer not to have.
Additionally if anyone knows of any other headphones that I should be looking at I would appreciate information about them as well. The one thing on my list of 'requirements' that I really don't want to compromise is the detachable cable, as if I am spending this much money on a set of headphones I would like to be able to easily replace the cord if something happens to it.
I was going through some links in the OP and now I am leaning more towards the Audi Technica M50's, due to this review:
But I'm really not a fan of spending ~$150 on headphones where if the cable breaks I am SOL.
Does anyone have any comments/experiences about this site:
They take the M50's and modify them to add a detachable cable. The downside is that the manufacturer warranty is replaced by their warranty, which I am wary about.
I was previously leaning towards the Shure SRH840 but after reading the comparison to the M50's I'm not so sure, any advice would be welcomed.
Thanks for the help!
Given your stated preferences, the stock M50 is an odd choice. It has a fixed cord. It features a "V" shaped EQ that emphasizes bass and gives you recessed mids.
On the other hand the Shure SRH 840 has a detachable cord and a more balanced sound signature.
The KRK KNS 8400 is even closer to neutral and has a detachable cord as well. It is better than both the M50 and the Shure for portable use.
I have not heard the NVX.
The HM5 is OK and comes with a nice kit, but is inferior to both the Shure and KNS in terms of sound quality (I find it a bit muffled and boring). It is also very big.