I'm looking for some advice on buying my first set of decent Headphones. I've been using earbuds all my life and they just won't cut it anymore.
So I've got a budget of £150 ($234) and this is what i'm after:
Sound Quality: I listen to a lot of rock and jazz with some metal and orchestral stuff ass well so I'd like some headphones what sound good with these. Trebels and highs: i'd like detail but i'll leave it to your advice. Bass: not thumping but rich and with a presence.
Closed: Yes as i will be using these a lot when traveling, (on the bus, train and car) So good isolation is a must.
Amp: At the moment no...
Comfort: Another biggie, i'll be using these every day for extended periods so comfort is very important. (I'd say i've got fairly average size head and ears)
Source: I will mostly be listening to music (128Kbits or more Mp3) from my HTC incredible S phone (it's got a alright EQ) so headphones that will work well for this, I'll take your advice on this one as i don't know much myself. I will also sometimes use these through my PS3 so If they are good for movies and games that would be a plus.
Design: I'd like these to be fairly sturdy as I will be using them on the move and want them to last a while, foldable would be nice but i have a big bag so i'll settle for not if need be. As far as looks go, I'd like them to look good but to be honest as long as they aren't hideous I'm fine.
I've been doing a stupid amount of research and have thought about these:
ATH-M50s - with a coiled cable, these seem to be good starter headphones.
Denon A-HD1100/2000 - These seem to get good reviews but quite bulky.
Skullcandy rocnation aviators - I know, I Know... But these don't seem to sound too bad and I love the looks
If need be I can increase the budget to £200 ($312) at christmas but I guess I'll upgrade again at some point.
Thanks for the help.
Sennheiser HD25s should be a good fit.