Hello, I'm new to the forums, although I have been following them for reference for a little while.
The other day, I found myself with a $30 Barnes & Noble gift card. Realizing I can use it for an online order, I decided to browse around. There weren't any books that interested me, but I did notice that they have an headphones section. So I decided to use the $30 gift card to buy some new headphones (who wouldn't?).
Currently, I only have an old Samsung YP-T9 that I use for music with a pair of Meelec M6 IEMs. I listen mostly to slower rock-ballad type songs, and they tend to have various instrumentals. The mid-range and highs would be most important to me; bass is fine if it's there, but I definitely more appreciate how clean and refined the bass is, not the quantity.
B&N's complete sale list is here http://gifts.barnesandnoble.com/home-gift/container/4-merch.asp?PID=37061
I've kind of narrowed my choices down to JVC Xtreme Xplosives HA-S4X (not for the bass, just the fact that it seems like decent full size cans), the Koss KSC75 / KTXPRO1 (I understand they're essentially the same drivers?), or the Sennheiser HD201, leaning towards the former two right now. But I may have completely overlooked a really good option on that list...
I can put a little extra more than just the $30, but I really would prefer not to have to spend too much more; after all, the only reason I'm making a purchase is because I happen to have a gift card I probably won't use otherwise.
Also, I do not want to buy an IEM; I'm just looking for something I can listen to at home mostly besides my M6. I would most prefer full size headphones, but only because it seems like they would have the best sound. In the end, all I'm looking for is just the absolute best sound quality and clarity from their list for ~$30. I really don't care about portability, but isolation would be nice in case I do use it in public places (but not a priority in any way). Again, I'm really not much of a basshead; it's fine if it's there, but I'm really just looking for the best sound in the mids and highs. If it makes a difference, a portable amp purchase sometime in the future is not impossible.
I realize I'm probably being overly anal about a cheapy $30 purchase, but maybe this could be my entry to the audiophile scene , and I just would like to make the most out of this card.
Any feedback at all would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by mynameissang - 8/18/11 at 8:17am