Hello, I've been lurking, I suppose, on this forum for at least a year and I've only just decided to join now because I'm very confused about what to purchase. Bit nervous about posting.
I'd like some advice on headphones that would work for me. I've been making lists of potential ones but I'm not sure about them due to lack of reviews, so I came here to get recommendations.
Budget: $0-$60 (I'm haven't much money.)
Music tastes: I have a rather eclectic music taste, but I'll try to sum it up; Electronic (House, Daft Punk, Passion Pit, chiptunes, just all sorts, really. ), Jazz (bossa nova, nu jazz, acid jazz, also all sorts.) Classical (Tchaikovsky, Ravel, all sorts, again) Japanese music (J-pop, Vocaloid, Electronic, some J-rock), The Beatles, R&B sometimes, sometimes a bit of Classic Rock, and Funk sometimes. I like old films and music. I listen to some of everything, I guess. I like listening to the voices in songs a lot. I'm not sure if much bass is suited to my music tastes, but I like it sometimes. So an all-around kind would be nice.
Purpose: In-home. For listening to music (and maybe occasionally shows). I'll be using them often to play digital piano. I don't think it matters much if it leaks or if inside noise comes in, but I'd rather it not. I'd like it to be comfortable as I'd be using them for hours.
Style: Anything is fine.
I'd also like to be able to purchase them at Amazon. (Are the reviews there trust-worthy?)
I'd just like a pair of good quality headphones for the price range. Concerns are sound quality, then comfort, then build, I suppose. I've been looking around and I'm wondering if I should get IEMS or headphones. I don't know which is more suited to my uses. I haven't been fond of the kind that goes in your ears, but then again I've only tried earbuds, which I've disliked. So I'd like to try IEMS if they're a good sort.
As for headphones, I've wanted to try the type like Koss Portapro (haha) but I'm not sure about on-ears, so. I'd like the circum-aural kind, then, but I'm open to trying supra-aural kinds if they're good.
Anyway, there's just too much information to process, and I don't know which ones to buy. I don't know whether to get open-backed ones or closed-back. I think I'm fine with either but maybe prefer closed-back a bit more.
I really can't list specific ones I'm looking at, because there are just too many options.
Oh, and, I won't be using an amp.
I've said a lot, and I'm most likely asking a lot, too. So I'd just like to say thank you all in advance.
I'd suggest that you start by studying the buying guides that are linked in the opening post of this thread. At $60 you will be doing well to get 2 out 3 with regard to sound quality, comfort and build quality.
This section of the forum does not deal with IEM's--only full sized headphones.