I have a budget of £200 (+/- £20 if its worth the extra funds) and with that I would like to get 2 pairs. 1 set for home listening and quiet places and the other set for my daily commute into London
I would like to get a pair of headphones (open or closed not too sure) as Im led to believe that these generally offer better sound than earphones. I will use these for listening at home (i piss off my parents listening to music late at night), and perhaps sometimes when i go out to quiet places or for walks.
I would also like a pair of in-ear earphones that will be used for my daily commute into London. Being London i need something with good isolation, i hate being able to hear other people and/or traffic. I love being in my own bubble walking along with just my music. I would also like these in-ear’s to have a mic so i can speak on the phone too, that would be a huge bonus, if this feature reduces the audio quality then i will pass on it, no big deal
So I have £200 but not sure what to sink more money into: the headphones for my home listening pleasure or the earphones for my daily commute.
I will be using these with my Galaxy s2 phone and i will probably be plugging the headphones into the back of my PC when at home.
Music – I mostly listen to dub techno and other similar forms of deep electronic music (i run www.dubtechnoblog.com so this music is very close to my heart), for those not familiar with this sound have a listen to a few of these tracks (the first one is actually my favourite song ever) to get the idea of the sound
As you will be able to hear it’s heavy in deep organic sounding chords, pads, atmospherics and obviously nice smooth warm bass.
Other music styles i also listen to (mostly electronic music) – deep house, ambient, jazz, hip hop
Please give me your suggestions.