I actually have been lurking around this site for a while now, and recently have decided to purchase new headphones, and figure this would be the perfect place to ask. I usually listen to music with cheap ear buds and decided that its time for a change. The only headphones that i've ever have is the Razer Orca which i didn't really like (haha, i am a gamer i guess).
One thing I'll say first is that I would not consider myself as an audiophile, but i would still like something of decent quality. Because these will be the first headphones I've personally purchase, I do not want it to be something too expensive, as I might not even understand or grasp the benefits of it (which is why i limited my choices to around 100 dollars). I also CANNOT buy from the internet...sigh
Originally I wanted, to get a pair of beats solo HD because everyone uses them (so it shoudnt be too bad right? lol). My friends told me although the headphones are good, they are not worth the price and can get something better for cheaper; so I've walked around different stores and narrow my choices into several headphones, however i do not really know which ones will fit my needs and etc.
HD 419 (i really love the designs for these)
HD 429 (the most expensive i can get)
I've chosen Sennheiser as I've heard pretty good rep from their headphones, and there arnt many brands around my area. I also have to say my head is considered as big, so comfort is also a big issue. I usually use these for both indoors and outdoors, while i am walking on streets and during transportation. Designs are also kinda important to me, but i guess i wont be too picky for what i am asking for. I don't really have a specific genre of song i listen to (maybe more towards rap/hip hop) and some bass is good for me.
If there are any suggestions on other headphones I would love to know, but the problem is whether i can find them in stores. Please ask if there are any other questions, i ll gladly response.