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I am looking into buying quality pair of headphones for portable use. I travel and weight lift a lot, which would be the primary use of the headphones. After several hours of researching and reading reviews on Head-fi I think I have narrowed down my selections to the following group:


  • Phiaton MS300
  • Phiaton MS400
  • AKG Q460
  • Klipsch Image Ones
  • Sennheiser PX200ii
  • Bose On-ear


The two I prefer most are in bold; however, I am looking for advice on the sound quality and durability of these headphones as I am quite new to this. My only real requirements are:

  1. short cord (ideally removable since I tend to ruin my headphones by the cord)
  2. fairly compact
  3. sound quality (of course!)


My music library is dominated by alternative rock and 90s punk rock. I do listen to quite a bit of underground hip-hop/rap as well.


Any advice on which product to buy would be incredibly helpful and I hope that I have provided enough information to help you help me!


Thank you