I've been thinking about buying some earbuds/in-ear headphones/IEMs. I did my research and found these three headphones to be my best options. My only problem is I'm not sure which one to buy. Some of the factors I will be considering:
This is something very important about what I buy. To me, $300-$600 is a huge investment, and I want my earbuds to last as long as possible.
This plays a large role in which headphones I wil get, as this category is what determines a good headphone from a bad one. I will be listening to classical, techno (videogames/movies), rap, and hip-hop/ pop. I will also be using it to watch videos, play movies, and within gaming,
Once again, $300-$600 is a huge investment for me, and I want every cent to be worth it.
Whenever I buy a product, I check the reputation of the brand, manufacturer, and/or distributor. This helps ne guarantee I'm getting something that is a good product, since the company has had experience in making them. I've never heard of Phonak Audeo, but I found Sennheiser to be respected EVERYWHERE and AudioTechnica to be praised, too.
Some headphones just hurt. I want a headphone that almost feels like it's not there, or feels like a cushion on my ear.
Don't want weird noise when I try to untangle my headphones. This hasn't been a problem in the past, but hope it never will.
*Noise isolation isn't too important since I talk to others while listening to music sometimes.
I will be listening to music on a Sandisk Sansa Clip+. I will be purchasing the headphones via Amazon US online, and prices are as follows
-PFE 233 $599.00
-ATH-CK100 $483.00 + $4.99 S&H
Please help me choose a headphone! It would be very much appreciated! Thanks!