Guys, I am shopping for a new headphone to be used for my computer. Mostly music (rock/metal) and ocassionally video games.
My requirements are the following:
- circumaural, so my whole ears fit inside
- good sound isolation (my pc is in the bedroom, and i'd like to be able to listen to loud music when my GF is asleep)
- durable (my headphones tend to fall of the table quite often and the plastics tend to break)
- not very sensitive - not sure how to explain this, but i have the Senns HD485, and i hear a lot of interference from my PC in them, while other cheaper headphones are dead silent
- replacable coiled cable would be a plus
- price range below 100 euros
Any ideas? I've been looking at the Sony MDR-V6, but they are not available in Slovakia and i also guess that they would be too small for my ears. The Audio-technica ATH-M30 is one of the candidates but it dont think it has replacable cables.
A few preliminary questions first. Your cans are fairly old and it sounds like they have visited the floor a few times. Have you tried your Senns on other equipment to see if the same problem exists? If so they are likely damaged. Have you tried another decent headphone with your computer? If they also give you problems, the issue is likely with your computer, which I'm guessing just has only on board audio and not a sound card. That problem could also be that the computer audio set-up is not powerful enough to drive the Senns (I don't know their Ohm and sensitivity ratings).
Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?
Edited by KG Jag - 2/21/13 at 2:49pm