Ok, I am in the market for some "nice" headphones. I'm looking to spend no more than $200. I mostly listen to metal and other types of rock. I do also like 80's pop. Thats about it when it comes to music. I plan on using these new heaphones for pc gaming and for the music I mentioned. From my own research on these forums, amazon, cnet, etc... I have narrowed down my options to several choices. I'd like to narrow it down some more but also, if there are other options that you all think I should consider then by all means please mention them. I'd prefer closed back design but if the open air design is going to sound that much better then I am willing to consider those as well.
I'm considering the following:
Sennheiser HD25 1-ii
Audio Technica ATH-M50
Klipsch Image one
Unfortunately I don't have access to any of these with the exception of the klipsch image ones. And they sounded really good to me with the 80's pop and even some techno but I felt like they lacked a little when it came to metal. and metal/hard rock is the majority of what I listen.
They all fall in my price range and seem to have great reviews. I found that most people tend to recommend the SR225i's and HD25 1-ii's for metal and rock. I'm fairly new into the "nice" headphone market so experienced feedback is much appreciated.
Edited by aaronius - 2/16/12 at 12:11pm