Hi guys, I feel somewhat uneasy to actually post here since i'm quite far from being an audiophile, neither a DJ or Audio Professional. so I don't really know all those technological terms, and probably don't have an analytical ear either. However I am an avid music listener and do appreciate good songs. I've just been through about 2 days of searching high and low for a pair of nice headphones, i'm seeing sparkles around my head right now due to the HUGE amount of infos all over the net and the Vast numbers of reviews leaning either way on pretty much every single pair of cans I look at... Hence posting here is like a cry for help, last resort kind of thing for me. Would really appreciate any suggestions/opinions/directions you could offer!
I'll get right into what I'm looking for:
Mostly on the Computer (Music, Movies and Gaming) as well as PS3 gaming, maybe ipod(at home)
Main use is at home, so portability is not an issue. I have the ME2i for my on the go use(not the greatest but better than the one that came with my iphone), always felt big headphones are too bulky to drag around
Open or Closed:
I'm ok with either, since i won't be bringing them out with me, just need something not as loud as the speakers because I live in a rented room in a house. Don't wanna bother my roommates, especially at night.
I'm quite wide on this, went through different phases growing up, from popular rock[Linkin' park/cold play/our lady peace/evanescence/James Blunt...], hiphop[2pac/Eminem/Diddy...], r&b, to some alternative genres, artists such as Damien Rice/Devics/Feist/Jem/pj Harvey/Lady&Bird/Eliot Smith...
and I occasionally would enjoy some good old Beatles or some guitar stuff like van halen or Nirvana
You might see why I had a hard time choosing a headphone
I will try the best to describe what i'm looking for...
First and most - Comfort (i wear glasses when using my computer or gaming)
I need to have something that's comfortable enough to wear for at least a couple of hrs without feeling my head is going to explode. Really can't stand something that squeeze my head horizontally or too heavy that the top of my head hurts from the headband. Doesn't matter if the headphone has the GREATEST sound if it's not comfortable enough on my head, cuz i just simply won't wear it. So i'm willing to sacrifice some sound quality for comfort.
On to the sound - looking for something that's balanced with good sound stage(hope that does not limit me to open back only), i want to hear clear triumphant vocals but not the bassy kind, good instrumental melody, and nice bass(I'd like some punchy bass that gives me the boom boom feel but not so much it overpowers everything else, or the muddy sound)
Here is the list i'm considering and the price I can get them at:
Edited by swpr - 1/3/12 at 10:24am