I am new to headphones and want high quality headphones. I am planning to get new headphones in around 6 weeks and am thinking about the Audio-Technica ATHM50S because of its rank on the headgear rankings, but I read some of the reviews about how there are better headphones in its current price range. I also became confused because when I looked up the price on Amazon, there were also the Audio-Technica ATHM50, which are priced higher, but are ranked lower on the headphone list. Why is that?
Can someone please help me choose a pair of headphones within the $100-250 range?
I also learned that having an amp will help bring out the quality in headphones, so I am planning on buying the FiiO E11 portable amp with a FiiO L9 LOD to use with my ipod touch.
Should I also buy a sound card for use at home in conjunction with my future headphones? If so, then which? Would the Xonar DG be a good sound card if I need one?
I am definitely looking for good all around headphones and closed-ear headphones would definitely be a plus, but I'm not adverse to open-ear headphones as long as I can listen to music in loud areas. I would like to wear my headsets for a minimum of several hours a day (and usually in a single stretch); I also wear glasses, so comfort is important. I game, voice chat a lot, and tend to also listen to music frequently. My musical tastes include basically everything, especially classical music, techno, dubstep, etc; that said, I like bass, but I don't want a headache from it either.
Edited by Ralox - 7/14/12 at 7:40pm