big edit:. read 4th post
First of, i would like to say I'm new to the forum and have been reading it for the last couple of days to try and make my choice, but even after all the reviews and opinions i still have some doubts i think you guys could help me with.
For some time now i wanted to buy some nice new headphones, reason being all the earphones i have (all ear-buds) hurt my ears a lot after only a couple of hours of use (I'm talking about physical pain on the outer ear or cartilage and not pain in the eardrums from loud noise).
The thing is that after searching for some nice, possibly closed, headphones i came to a stop simply because i don't want to pay so much money on headphones.... not that i wouldn't like to or don't think they're not worth it, but i just don't use them enough for it.
After getting to this conclusion i decided to look for the other kind of earphones and that's how i discovered this forum (thank God xD ).
And i came into the conclusion that for the limited amount of money i want to spend, these options would probably be the best ones.
(prices and all that stuff is from mp4nation)
Brainwavz ProAlpha - €29,75
Brainwavz M1 - €29,75
(I'm not sure if i can apply the $5 coupon on these two, they say "Coupon $5 off $50".... don't really understand what that means)
Now, by the reviews I've seen, the ProAlpha and the M1 are pretty similar but one tends more for Rock/Electronic and the other for Classical/Jazz (this was from a review here on the forum, I'll link later), the thing is, i listen to a lot of music types, mostly everything from Classical to Rock to Black Metal or Electro to Psy Trance.
I do although have favorites and the ones i usually listen to the most. (1- listen to more, 5- listen to less)
1 - Dream Theater, Jeff Loomis, Buckethead, Haggard, Marillion, Yngwie Malmsteen, Queen, Two Steps From Hell... (more instrumental)
2 - Korn, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth and Arch Enemy (heavier)
3 - PsyTrance in general
4 - Classical
5 - Pop and all that mainstream MTV stuff
I do have a good ear, i am a musician (not professionally) and had music classes from the age of 5 to about 18 (classical piano as main instrument), I'm not going to say i have perfect pitch but it has to be pretty good for me to finish music school.
This is probably going to influence the choice towards detailed and accurate sound... !? (not that i'm expecting anything out of the ordinary at these prices)
As I said before, i don't use headphones/earphones a lot, mostly i use speakers, some average Creative 5.1's on the PC or if i REALLY want to listen to some music and I'm at home i just go to my Technics setup with full sized speakers.
All this being said, which ones would you guys recommend? ProAlpha or M1?
If you have some other models you would recommend, please do... I'm here because i want your opinion :)
BTW, i included the M2 on the title because they (at mp4nation) are doing that "Brainwavz M2 + Fiio E5 - €44,81" and i thought you guys could tell me if it's really worth the extra money or if i should save my money and go for one of the other two.
To finish of, just want to say i'm sorry for the giant wall of text xD
And thanks in advance for the replies.
Edit:. forgot something.... most of the use will be done for music on the computer or ipod, rarely used to watch movies but is a possibility.
Edited by m4xc4v413r4 - 1/20/11 at 4:00pm