Finally investing in my first pair of good headphones and would like to do it right given the budget. Been trying to read around the forums and looking online, but figured it would be best to ask the experts here.
I originally had my eye on the Sony MDR-NC500D, but did not see a need for the noise-cancelling technology. I want to use these directly connected to my receiver, with is connected to my laptop via HDMI. Also, I tried doing some research on having a continously used lithium-ion battery next to your head for extended periods, yet could not find anything conclusive on it (if anyone has any information on this, would be great to hear).
I then looked at the Beats Pro, but asked around and got a lot of negative advice on it. I heard the bass is very fake and they are very overpriced.
Then I looked at the HD 598, and have read exceptional reviews everywhere. Considering I will only be listening to the headphones at home this seems to be the best choice based on what I have read. My only worry is that the bass is very lacking. Although I listen to all types of music, I feel that I will be listening mostly to Electronic, and have not heard a lot regarding the HD 598 and that genre. I also have been reading that an AMP can help with the bass, however I have not seen anything about a receiver. Can a receiver enhance quality/bass when plugged in? Also, I have the option of using a fibre optic cable or hdmi for connectivity, do either make a difference when listening through the jack on a receiver?
I have also been looking at the AKG Q701 that several people on this forum have referred to as better. Would this be a better headphone for the situation?
I'm sorry my idea's have been a little scattered here, I'm very new to becoming an audiophile and found organizing in a concise order a little difficult. Mind you, I will also be using these headphones to focus and write something I have been working on lol