I'm new to the headphone business so I was just wondering if anyone could give me some tips. I'm looking for over-the-ear/around-the-ear headphones for an all around purpose. Right now I'm using Sony MDR-NC7 headphones and I really want to upgrade (these things kill my ears).
I'm looking for something that will give me decent crisp/clean sound in the mids/highs with a good low end when listening to music from my iPod/Mac. I mostly listen to rock/pop-punk/alternative style, indie/folk, classical, bands like Thrice and Scary Kids Scaring Kids, sometimes hip-hop/rap and also stuff like Sara Bareilles/Ingrid Michaelson. I'm hoping to learn to mess with EQ settings too.
I'm also looking for something that's pretty comfortable (looking to wear for more than 2 hours at times since I also record music in my spare time).
I'm picky too I guess since I've grown up with music my whole life, so if my demands are too much then sorry for that :P
Lastly, I'm on a tight budget.
So what I'm looking for in a nutshell is something that sounds awesome while not hurting my ears over a long period of time.
I've been considering the following: (Don't worry, I already say no to Beats and Bose)
1. Sony MDR-V6
2. Shure SRH 440/840
3. Sennheiser HD-280
4. Grado SR60 (although it's not really over the ear I've read good things about it)
5. Sennheiser HD 448
6. Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (although I've read these are not comfortable)
If you have better suggestions that's great too!
Thanks guys for your time :)
Edited by drummerboy91 - 6/22/11 at 8:36pm