So I recently started doing some research about getting myself some decent headphones and almost everyone asked me the same thing budget, purpose I had for the cans, environment using them in etc.... I read the guide to purchasing Headphones and then I posted it on one of my tech forum and a Audiophile as he labelled himself, after reading what I was planning to use the headphones for (listen to music, listen to audio from movies/anime, play games etc.....) I had my eyes on the ATH-M50, HD 280/380 etc.....
He basically told me that a USD200 Headphones or higher is overkill if I will be mostly finding myself listening to MP3 he then went into detail on what level sound card and type of file format I would have to be listening to, to in anyway benefit from using high end Headphones. In a way I didn't want to hear what he was saying but at the same moment it also lead me to consider if what he was saying if it was actually true he stated if I wasn't listening to WAV, DVD Audio, CDs and or Vinyl and if I didn't have a certain level sound card to be processing all of that, that getting a expensive cans just to listen to MP3 was overkill.
And basically recommend that I just get myself the Grados SR60i or SR80i and that would be ideal if not more than enough for what I am going to be using it for.
So I want to know how accurate is he?