Hey all. So I'm back on the hunt for an end game portable headphone. Now yes, I know this isn't the portable thread, BUT I'm looking for a FULL SIZE circumaural headphone. So here's what i need:
Cliff notes version:
- Closed back
- rock music
- open to sound sigs (no big bass/recessed mids)
- Preferably folding (case would be nice too)
- Under $500 ish
- powered off O2
- SOLID build
- average cable length
Isolation is a must. I spend over an hour and a half daily in extremely noisy environments (lots of people) and i need to be able to hear my music. I don't see this being a major problem for closed back, over ear phones, but any tips as to stand out isolators would be much appreciated.
Second, portability. Now here's what I mean by portability, and if nothing more READ THIS. I don't want any extra long or coiled cords. Standard cabling is plenty suffice. I would like them to fold flat for storage; however any type of folding would be greatly appreciated. Also, i would prefer a 3.5mm termination, if at all possible.
Now onto sound. I typically go for balance, however it isn't a must. Just no bass head or mid recessed cans. Yeah, i know that rules out a lot, but I'm perfectly open to colored or different sound. For example, the MS300 has what can only be called "presence", a certain forceful musicality about it that forces one to "feel" the song, if that makes any sense. Please, hold nothing back. Just as a note i listen to a lot of rock (think: 80's hair, Rush, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch etc)
Build quality, these will certainly take some abuse so the more tank like the better.
Price range isn't really at hand here. Just nothing ridiculous so say under $500
Yes, they will be amped (O2 is planned upon). I assume that should be enough.
If you could use the HD600 or SRH840 as a standard for comparison that would be great.
Thanks for all the help in advance. Right now I'm just try to feel this out. So, please throw anything you think might work for me. Thanks again.