I looked around this fourm a couple of times over the weeks as I have been searching for some nice over the ear headphones, but nothing has been exactly what I am looking for. Now I am not a huge audiophile, I like nice sound for a decent buck and I don't know a lot about the technicalities, but I don't want to lay my money down on something like skullcandy.
I really want a pair that has a good range. I listen to bands like Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, Apocalyptica, so hard rock and metal, often with female vocalists, but not always. I don't want so much bass that I can't hear the words, I want the singing to be crisp and able to reach those high frequencies, but I also want the lows to be prominent, just not bass driven headphones.
I have been looking at a number of headphones and thought of these:
1. Bose Ae2 - though most people seem against them, and I have tried them at the store, but I wasn't overwhelmingly impressed, I thought they sounded nice, but perhaps the bass wasn't quite powerful enough.
2. Sennheiser HD 205 - which I have right now but did not open. Though I find the headband really thick, sturdy sure, but I want something that is a bit thinner on top so that it doesn't push all my hair down (ha, not to sound superficial). Though that is really more of a minor concern.
3. Shure SRH440 - I haven't been able to test these though.
Edit: 4. Vmoda M80 - it's $200 where I am looking though so I am not sure. Again for these ones I have no way of testing them :s I never intedned to be looking this in depth! I thought I'd slap down $60 bucks and be on my way, but it turns out I am much picker than I thought! Although even the crappy Sony's that I just returned were better than friggin ipod earbuds. Good ridance to those things!
5. I also just came across Denon AH-D1100, I am still looking at information about these, again they are around $200, so I am still iffy.
6. Sony Mdr 7506 - looked at these before, but forgot about them. Seem alright. Same price range as the Bose, but are they worse?
Otherwise are there any other headphones in that price range (100 - 150) that might fit the bill? I don't need the Grado PS1000, just a good pair for travel and standard listening with some power to the bass but highs that come out crisp and easily heard over that bass.
I really don't know a whole lot about headphones, so sorry if I come off as naive. I appreciate you all taking the time to read this.
Edited by EndoftheDream - 7/31/12 at 11:51am