I'm new to these forums, but a buddy of mine visits this site every day and referred me here. I am about to go to college and want some headphones. The max I want to spend is $150, but preferably want to spend around $100 (or less ).
- Music. I don't need 100% perfect sound replication or anything. I don't compose music or do any studio work at all. I just want to listen to indie, techno, rock, and alternative music for entertainment. I usually listen to music for 2-3 hours a day and appreciate good sound. I just want the music to sound "good" and real. My current headphones ($5 airplane headphones) sound extremely fake.
- Games. I own a PS3 and play computer games. I probably will only play 3-5 hours a week, but I still want to play games with these headphones.
- TV / Movies. I watch movies often and if possible, would like to feel immersed in the action.
I tried on a pair of Bose AE headphones in Target and was wowed by the quality. But a few quick searches online showed me that they aren't really that great.
I also learned about the difference between closed / open headphones. How much sound leakage would occur in open headphones? Would I disturb a room mate if I was using the headphones (at medium volume) in the same room?
Any recommendations would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!!
Edited by juice lee - 6/17/11 at 9:43pm