I'm new to high end headphones (most of my current high perfomance headphone 'experience' comes from reading headphone forums and reviews). My family has just purchased a Bose QC15 for me though I can still opt out for the all new, rather hyped-about Denon D600.
Now I do realize the Denons are audiophile quality and most of you wouldn't even put the word Bose in your minds. But I would like your honest assessment and opinions between these two. I listen to a wide variety of music including hip hop, pop, classical, rock, rap - and more covering nearly all categories.
Sound quality is most important to me along with comfort. NC is less so. I lean towards being a basshead, but I've moved past the booming, muddy base stage and am looking for this so-called tight, punchy bass. I am still looking for the bass to be deep and make me feel like I'm in a club, however.
I also do not plan on purchasing an amp, if that is useful for recommending me to the best choice of headphones. My source will be an iPod Touch.
Denon D600 vs Bose QC15
Your thoughts and opinions?
Suggesting other brands isn't too helpful for me since they are too difficult to locate in Beijing and I've looked at other similarly leveled offerings online already (from Beyer, Ultrasone, Shure, AKG, etc).
Note: I do have enough to shell out for an Audio-technica ATH-M50 myself when I get back to the States, and even though they are often regarded as great entry headphones for new enthusiasts, I'm pretty darn sure they pale to the Denons or the NC feature of the Bose.
Edited by Empire1 - 8/6/12 at 8:29am