Hi, looking for new headphones, for home and outdoors listening. I want to spend about $500 in total, would be happy to save some money, but can spend more if needed. I picked some phones, but need your help to choose the right ones.
I mostly listen to trance/electro, dance, metal (50%), films (20%) and classical music, pop, rock, jazz (30%).
I use iPhone 4 and Sansa Clip.
My options for outdoor listening:
Phonak Audéo 112. If I pay more for Sennheiser IE8, will I hear the difference straight away or would have to listen carefully to see the difference?
My options for home listening:
Denon AH-D2000, Ultrasone Pro 900. Would hear any real difference if went for Denon AH-D5000?
Does it make sense to get universal phones for both home and outdoor listening? These are on my list: Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro, Westone UM3X or 1964-t (iPhone doesn’t have enough power do drive 1964-q, does it?)
I want extremely detailed sound over whole frequency spectrum. I want to hear where the instruments are positioned in the space. I want big (preferably huge) soundstage, but I understand that with IEMs one have to be prepared to compromise on this. I want clear, deep and strong basses, which don’t bleed to midrange. Noise isolation. Comfortable. Durable.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
Edited by Kaeo - 3/27/11 at 12:32pm