I am, admittedly, an audio neophyte and have been searching the Internet seeking definitive advice on the “best” closed headphones for electronica. A few points of clarification: (1) I realize that “best” can be subjective, and am accordingly seeking reasoned opinions. (2) By electronica, I mean electronic music that ranges from vocal trance to glitch-hop and everything in-between. (3) I am planning on listening to the music on an unamplified iPhone. (4) I prefer closed headphones, but would consider in-ear as well. (5) I would like to spend no more than $450.
I currently own Beyerdynamic DJX-1 headphones, and have previously owned lower-end Sennheiser, Beats and Shure headphones. I have read good things about the AIAIAI TMA-1, Denon D2000, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, and Sennheiser HD25 series headphones.
Please help me decipher which headphones are most likely the best based on the aforementioned criteria. Any information or opinions would be appreciated.
Edited by brasch - 5/22/12 at 12:24pm