SEARCH IS OVER, bought the Denon D2k's for £179 and couldn't be happier (read page 7 for my initial impressions)
For future reference:
So recently I've been looking to invest some cash in some headphones.
-My previous/current/only headphones I have are the Sony XB700's = I bought them over 2years ago for £70, they are still going strong, and I love them to bits.
-I looked into the Beats pro's and after hearing them for a while, i decided that they were not for me (was going to buy them from the monster outlet store in the US for £115/$175), but end of the day, my XB700's did a better job, but more so, were super comfortable, unlike the clamped, small cupped beats pro's.
I am looking for headphones that are OVER the ear, not ON-ear.
I am looking for some that shake my head with bass (I love my TFTA-1XB earphones for example)
I will be driving the headphones through nothing more than my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 & my Logitech Z-5500
I listen to r'n'b, dance, and a little electro/trance - I love bass, but also don't want something to be muddy (as I've read the V-MODA's are...)
Things I DO NOT WANT:
-Small cupped headphones - put it this way, the beats pros had a small cup for my ears - yes I have HUGE ears :D
-To be paying more than £250/300€/$385 - won't be looking to spend more at all, the cheaper the better in fact.
Now the 2 headphones, after some research that might fit my bill are:
-Denon D2000's due to me loving the denon ah-c710 earphones + they can be upgraded in the future
-XB1000 due to the fact I love the Xb700's and reading a lot of reviews, they seems to be wider, still as comfortable, and deeper bass. Yes they might not give the same punch as my XB700's but that's not a HUGE issue.
Almost like saying the XB500's give a better punch than my 700's = this is in fact true, the 500's do give a better punch, but that doesn't mean that the overall representation fo the headphones are better on the 500's vs the 700's.
Where to buy from?
I have a permanent address in London, UK + I am currently on placement in Paris, France.
My auntie lives in the US, so she could buy them for me over there, and send them over.
Site I found for the D2000's are:
-HMV UK = £250
-Amazon UK = £250
AMAZON DE = €200 = £170
BETTER authorised dealer option:
Peter Tyson = £175
Sites I found for the XB1000's are:
-SONY USA (via eBay) = $300
-B&H = $300
-Accessory jack = $260
AMAZON DE = €225 = £190
Looking at the price, accessory Jack would be the best place to buy the XB1000's, but for piece of mind, seeing as I have never heard of the company, SONY USA or B&H would be my next best bet.
Now for the Denon's I would go into HMV and pick myself a pair, would love to see the denon's at £200 instead though.
So my question here is:
-How do these compare?
-What other headphones, if any would you recommend, ad this price point (or less?)
Thanks for your replies!
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 1/10/12 at 4:26pm