This will be my first time purchasing headphones and I could really use advice to get the most out of my money and music.
Basically i'm looking for a pair of over-ear headphones which can: -
- Minimise outside noise (Noise cancelling?)
- Decent sound quality
- Versatile for multiple genres of music.
I should probably list certain genres I mainly listen to.
- Melodic Death Metal (Disarmonia Mundi, Insomnium, In Flames, Amon Amarth etc) <-- My main genre.
- Hard Rock
- 80's Rock/Metal
- Soundtrack (Two Steps From Hell, 12 Kingdoms, LoTR etc)
- Trance/Vocal Trance
I should probably mention, I am not an audiophile nor someone who is too picky with quality in any way; BUT I will not listen to music that is below 320kbps, and I prefer FLAC.
Yes, I will be using a portable audio device, but also the headphones will be used in my computer too.
I have looked around and found a couple of headphones that seem to come highly suggested for my price range of $150-200.
- ATH-M50 (Although everyone here shys away and keeps them as some form of taboo topic..?)
- Sennheiser HD 2xx
- Ultrasone HFI-580
Any suggestions are much appreciated.