My husband has been talking about Dr. Dre's Beat Pro headphones for a while and I thought it would be the perfect gift for my music-crazed guy. But looking at the reviews I'm worried about their clarity.
Music: Grateful Dead, Phish, jazz, electronic, anything with a former member of the Grateful Dead.
medium:laptop, iPhone/iPod/iPad, streaming digital from hard drive.
Location: work (cubical), home, maybe hotel on travel.
The one major factor I can see for the Beats pro is that it has it's own amplification (I think, I know nothing about this stuff). The other headphone I was looking at is the sennheiser hd 598 but I think it might need a amp and I have no idea what to get for that.
Do you guys have any suggestions?
Total budget $600
Eta: noticeable headphones are a plus for him at work so people won't bother him
Eata: Bottom Line: what headphones are better than the Beats Pro within +-$100 of their price that also don't need an amp for iPad/iPod use?
What combo of headphones + portable amp is better than beats pro within $200
Edited by Indiejones - 6/21/11 at 2:49pm