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Bose AE2i or Sennheiser PX 200-IIi or Other

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I have a 4th Generation iPod Touch and I'm looking to purchase a headphone the my iPod can handle without purchasing an headphone amp. I tried out out a few earphones (such as the Klipsch S4, Shure 215) a few weeks ago.  Both iems and earbuds were very uncomfortable for ears. I decided that I want to use the portable headphones.

 

I wear glasses and I need portable headphones that a good in comfort as well in sound quality. I've been looking at portable headphones for under $200 that my iPod can power them easy without a headphone amp. I currently have the Sennheiser HD 558 and I use to only them to watch movies and play video games on my main system. The headphones that I've looking at are the Bose AE2i and Sennheiser PX 200-IIi. I read mixed reviews on the comfort level and bass levels on the PX 200-IIi and on the Bose AE2i there are more positve reviews on it. The types of music that I listen to is Christian rock and from Tenors (i.e Josh Gorban, Andrea Bocelli). If you have another recommendation, here are the requirements for the headphone:

1. Very good sound quality.

2. Build quality must be good for the price.

3. Must be very comfortable

4. Must have decent bass, but not too much bass.

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I've listened to the AE2s briefly so I only have a first impression. However I can say that the clarity overwhelmed me. They were pretty comfortable too. As for details, soundstage, and everything else... I didn't pay attention to these. It's well established around here that Bose headphones are decent, but overpriced, so I recommend you to search for other brands before making a purchase.

 

Keep in mind that I've not listened to many headphones in this lifetime (perhaps only 4) and I don't own any in particular, so take my comment with a grain of salt. There's most likely better headphones out there for less.

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