Hi, I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones for my mp3/phone. Now, obviously I like high quality sound so after owning a few skullcandy earbuds that all broke I decided it was time get something serious.
At home I'm currently using AD700, before that I had yamaha rh-5ma. Plus a pretty ****ty sound card. (razer barracuda ac-1, can't believe i bought that - 4 years ago). I listen to a lot of bass heavy electronic music but also a wide variety of other genres.
My needs for home headphones and mp3 player headphones are different since at home i also play some games and I needed decent directional sound so the ad700 seemed like a good choice for a good price too. Since i haven't owned that many pairs of cans I can't really judge but coming from the yamahas it was pretty good.
For the pair I'm getting now, there is no need to directional sound, it will be used for music only. The music devices will be either my phone or mp3 player so i think what this means is that they need to be easy to "drive"? I don't know if this is the right term to use here. So obviously no amps for this, they should be able to sound as good as they can without the need for additional hardware. In my opinion there are different kinds of bass in electronic music and I will provide an example the type I DO listen to (which will also be what I listen to like 90% of the time), and an example of what I DON'T listen to. I don't know if this will have any effect on the headphone choices but I think it's still a bit of extra info to work with since I'm an amateur and can't really explain properly what I want. Haha.
Anyways here's what I consider good bassy music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd0xfQza0kc
Also this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTizNhAyqCU
Here's ****ty bass music that I feel scratches the insides of my cans each time I play it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t2TzJOyops&hd=1
I don't mind wearing big cans like the ad700 in public so size isn't a big concern. Also as far as price goes.. No more than 150$ Even then it's a bit pricey... I don't really wanna be paying more than I did for the ad700 since I'm using better equipment at home and I think that better headphones than that would be redundant if it's only for MP3/phone music.
Edited by sack patrol - 9/7/12 at 9:35pm