Long time lurker here who finally decided to register. I recently picked up a Iphone and did away with my Ipod Classic. So here I am – looking for a pair of headphones with a few requirements.
I’m a home-theater enthusiast. When I listen to music I have a pair of monitors with excellent characteristics (+/-2db flat freq, smooth high’s, and amazing off axis performance.) These monitors have active subwoofers and I tend to raise the gain there a tad for a bit more bass emphasis these (all personal preference). My budget for headphones is pretty small so I know sacrifices have to be made.
Can you help point me in the right direction for reviews/comparisons/ or a flat out recommendation?
My needs/requirements are as follows:
-Headphone listening environment is primarily in NYC’s subway system and touring the city.
-I’d like the cable material to be a bit more durable and less prone to tangling. Most of the time I’ll be pulling the headphones out of my bag and untangling/plugging them in while walking or in a crowded subway. Come to think of it, I probably should use the storage /case that comes with most headphones. I damaged quite a few headphones in my day.
-My budget is < $150 (firm) and i’m ok with buying refurbished/used
-I did not want a speaker with a large amount of artificial/cheesy emphasis on certain freq ranges.
- I listen to: Hip-Hop (classic, boom-bap, underground etc not club songs or those from the south with heavy 808 drums) . I also listen to House Music, Funk, Soul, Disco, Pop, etc. Nearly all of the music I listen to has emphasis on percussion, bass and vocals.
-Looking for something with a decent ~2yr warranty/ or future upgrade replacement plan.
-Iphone controls/voice would be great, but not a deal breaker.
I did my own research and landed on V-Moda Vibrato Remote and Klipsch Image S4i. I'm still actively reviewing and would love some suggestions! Thanks.