So I'm quite the beginner when it comes to headphones; I've never had a pair above $50, and have had only a couple lower quality headphones. At first I had the typical white apple earbuds that come with ipods, and then had a pair of KSC75s. Compared to the apple earbuds, the KSC75s had a much better sound quality and a very nice price, but the wiring gave in even before the year was up. After the KSC75, I had the KTXPRO1s, which were of a comparable sound quality and price, but again the sound cut out after less than a year's worth of use. I figured it was time to move on to a nicer set of headphones that would be durable, and hopefully of even better sound quality.
I listen to a wide variety of music, including classical, pop, rock, and j-pop. I would also be using the headphones for movie/video listening. My criteria would be:
1. Sound Quality
4. Preferably lightweight, and convenience factor for walking around outside, bus, etc. I guess that would also mean low sound leakage.
I've been searching around, both on Head-Fi and Amazon, and have been considering:
1. JVC HARX700/900 (Still haven't come to a concrete decision on which is better)
2. Audio Technica ATH-M30
My concerns for both are of the cord length, because I've read that both have pretty long cords. Also, that the ATH-M30 has "good" but not "fantastic" sound quality overall, being a more neutral set of headphones...
I've read glowing reviews for all, but want to make sure that I have a firm decision before I get to buying.
Note: I've looked at some of the Sennheisers, as well as the Sony V6s, but I'm not confident that either would be a good match for me...
If I could get some input on the above headphones, or suggestions for some other possibilities, I would be very very grateful!!