Hello! So I am brand new to the area of high-quality headphones and need people with more knowledge on the topic than me to make some decisions for me. :)
I've been doing a lot of research over the past few weeks and am currently looking at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50's or Denon AH-D1100's. I can't decide which ones I want!
My budget is right around 200 dollars. I mainly listen to dubstep, electronic, and pop (as demonstrated by my avatar ;) ). However, I also listen to hip-hop/rap, classical, jazz, and rock, and a few other genres.
I heard that the Denon's pack a really punchy in your face bass without distortion. However, they do lose some mid-tones. This makes me concerned that I wouldn't get the best sound with my non-dance genres. Especially with my contemporary music that completely relies on vocals.
The Technica's, I've read, have a very flat and precise sound that is good for a wide range of music. But I'm a little concerned that the bass won't be poppy enough, because I do like bass.
So I guess I want someone to help me and my ignorance haha. I've currently been using Skullycandy earbuds, so these are definitely a big step up for me. I'm not sure which of the two I want because I'm blind to how both of them will sound. Am I going to want the denon's heavier bass or the Technica's balanced sound coming a positive experience with skullcandy's?
Finally, would someone be able to describe the difference in sound between earphones and headphones? I've never owned a high quality pair of headphones before.