Hello Head-Fi-er's, I am on the hunt for a new pair of cans, and have researched and researched for days to discover my audio needs based on where I am and what I listen to. I travel to and from school a lot, so home and school almost all the time, with extended listening periods for hours.
-School, in the computer lab.
-Home, a very small home.
-Study sessions at local barnes n' noble-type places.
-Macbook Pro 2.53 Ghz Intel core 2 Duo
-Ipod classic 6th gen.
-Random Pc's in the lab.
-Beyer Dynamic DT 770 pro 80 ohms
-Klipsch Image S4
-Cochise by Audio Slave
-Just Be Friends by Luka
-Brazil 2nd Edit by Deadmau5
-Empire Ants by Gorillaz
-Meant to Live by Switchfoot.
-Ocean by John Butler Trio.
-Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap
-Learn to Fly by Foo Fighters
-Mostly alternative rock, indie, j-pop, hip hop, house techno, +lots of others.
I'm looking for immersive sound, no leakage. I can't afford to have others around me hearing what I'm listening to. These Beyers have done very well, especially after amping them with E7 and my macbook.
Then again, the little klipsch earbuds have done a stellar job as well, very vibrant and makes the music so clear. So clear and bassy on both really, but sometimes it seems like the klipsch may even sound better.
V-Moda crossfade M-80 (noise isolating... :D)
Sennheiser HD-280 Pro
UltraSone Hfi 780
Audio technica ATH M-50 (look really sturdy...)
Higher ohm beyers..?
Grado has too much leakage, although they sounded very good.
Maybe even over 200$, if they're really worth it.
I look forward to your responses :)
Edited by Hiccups - 9/5/12 at 7:52am