I'm a budding audiophile who is currently shopping for a good starting pair of headphones. I have some decent-for-the-price Sony MDR-150's, but I think it's time to kick things up a notch and I've been told that Sennheiser is the way to go.
However, in exploring and doing some research, I find myself stumped as to whether or not to purchase either the Senn. HD-202 or the HD-203. In reading the reviews, I have read nothing but good stuff about both models (in equal amounts), and I have had a few friends rave about the HD-202's as being better than some of the best cans you can buy under $200. Unfortunately, none of my friends have experience with the HD-203's, so that's why I'm coming to you guys. Here are the factors I need for deciding:
Musical Tastes: Everything, (and I mean EVERYTHING), but my core ones are:
-Classical (esp. Medieval/Renaissance)
-Industrial (mainly EBM, Aggrotech, Futurepop)
-Should be closed sound, people shouldn't be able to hear what I'm listening to
-Relatively comfortable, appearance doesn't matter
So what'll it be? 202, or 203? Thank in advance for y'all's help!
(as an aside, if you guys known of an even better set of cans that fit my specifications that are under $150, I'd love to know... I looked at the Senn. HD-580's, but they were open air!)