I am looking to purchase my first "high end" set of cans. I listen to music pretty often, on the go and at my computer through Spotify, Pandora, and similar services. Since I want some kind of all around setup I would want a portable amplifier. My budget is no more than 200 for the whole setup. I listen to mostly Alternative (Coldplay, OneRepublic, The Fray, etc.) and some Rock (Green Day, Linkin Park, The Foo Fighters, etc.). So I don't know what kind of headphones those would sound the best on, since I don't know most of the sound terms, but I figure I might as well list them. I have been reading around and have seen a few headphones that interest me, but figured I would ask some people that know a whole lot more than me :).
Here are the headphones I have been looking into:
Koss ProDJ100: http://www.amazon.com/Koss-ProDJ100-Headphones/dp/B003X1BEKI
These are the one's I'm looking into the most, I have heard they have great vocals, which is great for the kind of music I listen to. I also like how you can switch from Stereo to Mono which would make it easy to listen with one ear off and one on when you want to be aware of what's around you.
Grado Prestige Series SR80i: http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-Series-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B000G3LCQC
I have heard good things about the Grado headphones, so I added this to the list
On sale for nearly half off at the moment, although the longer cable may be a pain I think I could deal with it
Also have heard pretty good things about Shure. More options is better
Any other suggestions are much appreciated. Also, I would want a portable amplifier with it. Which one would be best to keep the whole price under 200 bucks? And where would be a good place to buy all these things? Thanks!
Edited by EvanW - 8/12/12 at 1:47am