First I want to thank you for your time and knowledge hepling me, secondly:
they are all Sennheiser because physical stores here suck (live in Mexico) and I don't have paypal or a credit card I can use online, but apparently I can pay by deposit at sennheiser's mexican site.
I'd use them for listening to Heavy metal subgenres, specially thrash and death metal, so there's a lot of double bass drums, fast drums and some low growling; I also listen to a lot of post-rock.
I really like to listen to the bass (musical instrument, not overall subwoofer bass) and I don't think I have any other "specifications", just not much "woofery" bass, hate it.
Need to be as loud as possible (so I don't have to be on full volume all the time) and good sound, for the price.
I suppose most of you, as audiophiles, won't necessarily think like this, but it never hurts to prevent. I've read comments like "metal has a lot of distorsion, so what if the sound gets a bit distorted?" Yes, there's a lot of distorsion, but a different kind, and just a 2 second distorsion can ruin a song for me, although in rare cases, some songs actually sound better (specially stoner genres) with the speaker distorsion
I was thinking of spending around 80-120$ and buy a light portable pair to use on my way to school (bus and a small walk), but I'm getting my driving license soon, so I don't really need that much portability, and I raised the budget a bit to 100-170$ (they are approximates).
The headphones I'll be listing are in the price ranges I mentioned earlier, but they are more expensive here than for people in EU or US, like 60-80$ above the decent price.
I don't know exactly what kind of headphones, these are, so I'll just call em "big" lol:
HD 419 , 429, 439, 449, 518.
I'm guessing of the "4" series, the 449 are the best, but through my reads trying to find a heaphone to buy, I realized that sometimes 10$ or 20$ are just not really worth it. The 518 are around 20$ more than the 449, is it a good idea for ME to spend that extra?
Around the same price as the hd 449
HDR 170, 180, HD 518
These are the cheapest under the "audiophiles" section on sennheiser's site.
These are all of them, thank you!
Edited by Yogen - 7/13/12 at 10:15pm