Perhaps i am beating a dead horse here but i need an advice.
I currently own Panasonic HC 500 which i love for NC and sound quality.
Mostly i listen to dubstep and some TV/Movies.
No, i don't have dedicated amp, but i do have DD amp instead - sony entry level for my PC (sound via toslink) and mid-level yamaha for TV/Movies.
On PC i use EQ alot for various music.
I got my hc500 at a local store couple of years ago for $80 (what a steal!).
Although sound quality and NC is great (IMHO) the build quality is not:
- i got brocken plastic on both sides, just above the cups (fixed with electrical tape)
- one of the cup cushion has bursted and now i have to deal with foam getting out
I've tried hd598 but they weren't NC and they didn't worked for my PC setup (my PC is a bit noisy with all the fans), so NC is a must.
I've listened to QC15 - NC is awesome (better than hc500), not sure on audio quality.
Dr Dre Pro - are ok but i thought they were a bit muddy on low fq. (Not sure if those are NC though)
Currently i am leaning toward crossfade lp but i am not sure if they have NC anywhere close to hc500.
So i am looking for NC headphones that are comparable or better than HC500.
P.S. i have rather large ears but hd598 were a bit big.
P.P.S My budget is under $300.
Edited by suppuplex - 7/27/12 at 7:27am