I've been looking around for the past few months to replace/upgrade from my dying/dead Audio Technica ATH-M50's. As a result, and after seeing all the possibilities, I ended up creating the "Mid-Fi Closed Portable Battle 2012 Discussion" thread, seeing as many people were in similar situations. However, it seems I need some more direct help/opinions for my needs.
I am a new owner of the V-MODA M-100, and while I am a massive fan of the massive sound-stage, solid build quality, fancy materials, and excess of features, I must say the sound signature is not for me. (Bass heavy, bass resonance, U-shaped sound signature, blurred mid-bass)
My needs that MUST be met are:
- Similar sound to M50, but better. I want a more aggressive mid-range, punchier/deeper, but not 'bloated' bass, and at least "as good" treble. I listen to everything from Dance, to Rock, to Orchestral, so I need as much detail in sound as possible while fulfilling the above.
- Great Build Quality. Metal/High-Quality Plastic are preferred, I don't want squeaking or creaks while wearing them.
- Great Portability. Must be driven well from iPod Touch 5th Generation. Able to be worn around neck, or folded flat if possible. Detachable cable would be amazing.
- No leakage/isolation issues. Must have isolation/leakage of -12db or more. (> or = M50) I do not leaking my music or hearing the outside world more than necessary.
If there is a headphone in the "Mid-Fi Closed Portable Battle 2012 Discussion" thread, that will be released soon, or even a headphone that is out currently, I would love to know. Which do you recommend?
I am currently planning on purchasing the AKG K267, due to it seemingly meeting all the above criteria. I am hoping that it combines the detailed AKG treble/mid-range, with the bass needed for DJ work. Do other users think this is a good idea?
Thank you in advance for all your opinions!