It's time for an upgrade and with my birthday dawning, the is the perfect oppunrnity. I'm relying on each one of your knowledgable audiophiles to help me out. I live in New York City, listening to music on the trains, buses, at home, high school once and a while. My commute is where I mostly listen to my music. From what I understand, it's best for me to get headphones with great isolation, and stellar sound quality. I want to pair them with a fantastic DAC, or amplifiers as well, to achieve the best quality. I have a couple of headphones in mind. My budget is below 300$. I listen to a small variety of music. Mostly progressive house, electro house, trance/dance, but my two main loves are Dubstep and Indie. I need a pair of cans that can handle the dope sounds of UKF, but also be balanced enough to showcase my love for Indie & Rock bands such as Foster the People, The Killers, We Were Promised Jetpacks, just to name a few. I was thinking about these, what do you think!
V-Moda Crossfade LP
Senheissers HD 598/ 25-1 II
(I've listened to the ATH-M50's, bulky, make my ears sweat)
Can you give me more suggestions. Again, great isolation, stylish, works well with iPads/MacBooks. My budget for the headphone is below 300$, and the DAC/Ampilifer will follow. My main concern is the headphone for now. Weight isn't a problem, my head is averaged sized, on my commute my iPad stays in my bag so a decent cable will be needed. I like to listen loud. I want a conversation piece but a powerhouse at the same time. Please tell me what you think!