Hi guys .... so ... I've been using the in ear headphones that came with iPhone (i know, don't kill me). I've used them simply due to comfort of having small wires as I listen to music only on the train. I do not walk the streets with music on, or jog, or anything. Just on the train.
Now .... being a musician (hobby) and understanding quality of sound and what it should be and actually appreciating it, I decided to upgrade.
So many choices.....
I bought the Bose MIE2i ($104) in ear headphones knowing that they'll never give me the sound I can get from true headphones, BUT, I was curious. Yes they sound better than iPhone white ones, but .... eh. I can still return them.
I see many reviews for a lot of different headphones and it is confusing. So ... I'll just buy 5 different headphones and let my ears to the judging.
TESTING these: (Price point .... under $200)
Grado Prestige Series SR-60i (friend has these at work and they are the reason I started this search. Sound was very, very nice.)
Alessandro Music Series One 1
Music I listen to:
I mostly listen to Smooth Jazz, Pop, Dance, Classical orchestra / piano, R&B.
I look for base BUT I don't want fake base. I appreciate clarity and purity of sound. I want to get shivers down my spine from the sound. When I hear saxophone, I want it to sound as real as possible. When I hear base guitar, I want to feel as if I am there.
In reality I have no budget. I can buy whatever I want, BUT, I don't feel like spending $300 on headphones that I use for 1-2 hours a day while on the train.
Also ... I care about how compact they are. Would be nice to get something that doesn't look too bulky. Something that's easy to put away. Something with a short or manageable cord.
Out of headphones I want to buy ... anything I should know???
Any other headphones you recommend me getting?
Any headphones I should cut out of the list?
When I do my testing, I'll be sure to post my thoughts here.
Edited by Pianist718 - 7/13/12 at 9:23am