Hello all, I hate to bring up another one of *these* threads, Ive seen plenty of them in my search for the correct answer. Im looking for the best (in your personal opinion) set of headphones for under $100 that fit my tastes. I'm a broke college student but I would spend more if I could, and I dont have the time to learn all of the necessary info in order to make a well informed decision so I was hoping you guy could help me out. Heres a little bit about me and what Im looking for-
I play trombone guitar, concertina, mandolin, and too many other instruments to list. I build custom guitars. I know my fair share on pro-audio, recording, live audio, ect. but im pretty clueless when it comes to headphones and personal listening. Heres what is important for me to have in a set of headphones:
Sound definition and tonal clarity are number one. Im willing to sacrifice in some other categories for sound definition, but I dont want to dedicate myself COMPLETELY to sound definition. Bass response should be tight and controlled, but I sure Im describing the *perfect headphones* here so although bass response is indeed important and I want to have a level of decent bass, sound definition and clarity is still #1 and Im willing to sacrifice in other categories for it.
I plan to wear these headphones for hours on end while studying so the must fit/cup COMPLETELY over the ear . These headphones must be comfy for hours on end.
This isnt too important, but it would be a definite plus if the headphones had a nice cable (though the cable can be upgraded so its not a HUGE deal).
Durability is also important. Another side note: Im indifferent between portable headphones and home-use headphones. I care more about sound quality. Also, I will be running these exclusively through my computer (samsung series 7 chronos) and I do NOT plan to be using an amp. I know that an amp would improve sound quality, but I just dont plan to use one.
I began doing research of my own but soon realized that I was in WAY over my head. Thanks in advance for your help. -Alex
Edited by ajtakacs - 9/3/12 at 7:43pm