Hi there. I'm in the market for some new headphones and really need some help sorting through all the different ones on offer.
I want over-ear closed head phones that can be run by a small device such as an ipod nano or an HTC Sensation smart phone without the need for an amplifier. I will be using them for all sorts of listening. I listen to music a lot but also want them for watching movies, tv shows and playing games on my computer. These are mainly for round the house use but will also be used traveling so folding is a plus but not a necessity .
I live with noisy flat mates so some decent noise isolation is a definite plus but I don't really need noise canceling.
I listen to all sorts of music so I guess a more neutral sounding headphone would be best.
I'm on a limited budget of around $90-$115.
A removable cable would be nice as my last pair of headphones (JVC HAM5X Xtreme Xplosives) (great value cans) broke at the headphone jack and if this were to happen again I would love to be able to replace the cable rather than buy a new set of headphones.
I'm not an audiophile but appreciate well reproduced music. They must be comfortable as I will be wearing them a lot!
Headphones I've found so far that seem to be the right fit for what I am looking for are: Sennheiser HD 439/449 and Sennheiser HD 215. I'm lost as to where I should start with other brands or other Sennheiser models so some input would be much appreciated.
The M-Audio Q40's are bassy but not to far from what you are looking for.
can be had around that price
Another option is the Phiaton MS300's Great little cans that fold, are closed, and are under $100