Hey guys, I listen to a lot of different types of music. I'm afraid if I get a pair of headphones that I am not going to be able to listen to them with all of my music. And I definitely don't have enough money to buy multiple pairs, so that's out of the question. I listen to Hip Hop, Rap, Country, Vocals Only, Dubstep, Violin Music. So, as you can see, there is a pretty wide variety there. Does anyone know a pair of headphones that pretty much performs in every area pretty well for under $150?
Some of what I am looking for are:
- Closed or open, I don't care because noise leakage and isolation isn't really one of my concerns.
- No amp needed, I might get an amp later on but it might be a while, so I want something I can use without an amp.
- Maybe a good soundstage, I have never really listened to headphones with a good soundstage so I don't have an experience to assosciate this sound with really.
- I like to listen to songs where it might just be a piano and someone singing, so I would like to hear the mids and highs pretty well.
- I also listen to songs with a lot of bass so I like to be able to tell there is bass. Bass is important mostly when I listen to dubstep. I don't want overpowering bass though, becuase that usually gets rid of mids and highs.
- I don't care what they look like, headphones are meant for me to enjoy my music, not so that I can please everyone who gets to see me wearing them.
- I don't really care about how portable they are. Portability is nice, but I don't mind lugging around a big pair of headphones that don't fold up or anything, AS LONG AS THEY SOUND GOOD I'M HAPPY!
So I have really been searching these forums a lot and haven't really found anything. I'm actually afraid there probably isn't a good all around headphones at the $150 and under price range, but you guys might surprise me. I was considering the M50's but I hear that the mids are really bad on them and I wouldn't enjoy that while listening to songs with the violin and mostly vocals. And I wanted to get some HD580 or HD600 but they are out of my price range. I also am considering learning to play keyboard so if I get a keyboard I might want to use them with it so that I don't disturb everyone with my playing, but I do not want to base my needs around this, I would rather meet the needs that are bullet pointed above first. I also was looking at sony XB series but I have heard that they would not perform in the mids and highs because the bass is so overpowering. I don't have enough experience with headphones other than my crappy Skullcandy headphones that I have owned and I would really like to move on from them. I lost the tips to my Skullcandy earphones and I don't even think I am going to replace them. I just use my TurtleBeach Earforce X11's for music right now, so I am in need of some headphones right now. Thanks guys, because I have been going insane lately searching for headphones, damn whoever got me started on my first headphones upgrade, because it just keeps going from there. My never ending search to improve my audio experience... looks like I have caught the Head-Fi fever that effects my wallet more than anything.