I am a newbie and searching for a pair of over-ear headphones.
RNB, Rap 45%
<$150, but would go for more
Comfort is the biggest issue here. I am having the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 on my head as I am writing, and they are really uncomfortable!
I had them for about 10 days and the clamping force is still so strong. Everytime I move the Crossfade LP2 away from my head, I feel so much relief. I wear glasses so it really is hurting.
However, despite the comfort, I really love the design and the SQ of the Crossfade LP2. But I have decided to return them and get a more comfortable pair.
Then I found the Philips Uptown, I also love the design. I have tried them on at a Bestbuy and was satisfied with the comfort and SQ. Unfortunately, I missed a great deal on these headphones which they were sold for only $40 w/shipping!! The deal was gone and it is unlikely that it will be back.
The next one I was interested in was the AKG K240 MKII. I think the velour pads should be very comfortable.The only concern is the lack of bass of these headphones, as I read from some reviews. If the bass is fine, then I will definitely buy these ones. I don't know if the bass can be improved by adjusting the EQ, and someone suggests that the bass may be distorted. I also looked at the Q701 because I really like its design. However, they are expensive and I think they will not sound well when directly connected to my PC or iPod touch4. That means I will have to invest more on amp/DAC.
I've also thought about the ATH m-50, but I don't know if I will feel any better with them than my LP2. In some of the reviews I read, they say that they are not that comfortable.
So I am really struggling and hope you hifiers could help.
Edited by xiaoyuanxp - 9/9/12 at 11:34am