Well heres my story. I bought the Phillips Citiscape Uptowns. Loved them at first but they just aren't what I am looking for in a pair of headphones I guess. Everyone here has been amazing with my search for the best I can afford. (Ranging 75-125 with a tiny bit of wiggle room, 150 is to far.) My problem with the Uptowns is that they just don't have enough punch to the bass and my laptop is simply not enough to power them nor is my phone, even with proper power (I borrowed a friend of mine's amp as well as used them on a family desktop we had with a better soundcard in it) the bass wasn't there for me in terms of punch, which i should have known going into it they aren't praised for their bass but I thought it would at least have some sort of punch to it. That combined with the power issue they just aren't the can's for me.
Recommendend a while ago in my other threads was the M50's, but from what I have read is that the White box vs a old box M50 can make all the difference in that the white box isn't as good as the others. Is there any way I'd be able to order these online from amazon etc and know that I am getting what I am looking for? Can anyone elaborate a bit more on how different they are etc etc?
Here is my "looking for" type of explanation.
Comfort is something I really enjoyed about the Uptowns, they only had to go through the minimal adjustments on my head (tilting the band back and forth and 30 minutes or so etc etc) so something that is going to be close to on them.
Closed, over ear. The uptowns did this pretty well for the most part but had to adjust the ears a bit different ways to get them just right. Closed- I prefer to only hear my music and as far as leakage goes as long as they don't leak insanely bad I can cope. I know there was someone talking about Supra-circumfal versus Circumaural isn't that big a deal to me I guess as long as they will be Over-the-ear and not on-the-ear.
Bass, like I mentioned this was my issue with the uptowns. I enjoy feeling my bass as well as hearing it but given a choice id rather feel it than hear it.
Easy to power, I don't have a portable amp of my own yet and my laptop had issues powering the Uptowns so whatever it is recommended to me, I'd like for it to be able to go off no amp. I plan to buy a Fiio 6 or possibly 7 in a bit but until then i'd be sol. As far as I can tell, my laptop puts very low power to the headphone jack and this worries me.
Good Highs and mids would be a defiant plus. My phillips were great at producing sound for my alternative side of music and had great mid and highs, id like to do all I could without sacrificing that aspect and getting a better bass.
Listen to: A lot of techno/electronica, trance/dubstep etc etc, classic rock, alternative, 90's, rap/hip-hop, don't ask me why but I have a pandora station for quartet's, today's hits type of stuf etc etc.
I will answer all questions you guys have etc. I wouldn't consider myself a bass head in the terms that I defiantly 100% need to have large EXTRA BASS type headphones, but I need something that can as least push enough bass through to make me feel it in the songs and get into the music. I don't want to have to sacrifice high synths, pianos, violins, vocals etc to much in order to get that bass response.
While I am deeply considering the M-50's, any other recommendations are greatly appreciated and will be looked at. Just make sure their in-stock (Had a few people suggest headphones that were unavailable in my last thread.)
EDIT: Thought i'd add in a few little things I thought about as well. Detachable chord would be a plus to me just because I'd rather pay to replace a chord than pay to replace a pair of cans.
Something I won't have to mod/change things to as well. I'd like for it to be good out of the box with 0 modifications etc.
Edited by Fballboy23 - 8/20/12 at 9:50am