I'm sorry for such a rubbish thread opener. I have been slogging round the reviews all day, and I'm more confused then when I started.
I have three requirements.
1.) Really Comfortable.
2.) Under £200 ( thats 320 dollars apparently)
3.) I am not willing to need an amp.
A description of what I want this for, and what I want to hear:-
I am a musician, I play various keyboard based instruments. I mainly use custom in ears (ACS T1) on shows, however these start hurting my ears a bit in situations where I have to regularly take them off. I want to be able to use headphones in rehearsals though so as to take the edge off how loud everything is (rather than increase it by using a large speaker).
In these situations I'll be driving them from my soundcard, a Motu 828mk2, but sometimes I would also like to watch movies and listen to music directly from the macbook. (Since I move around a lot, at home I am often too lazy to take out the soundcard from the rest of my equipment... I may just want to use the laptop and its keys to work on my sounds). I can understand if opposed the sound card I lose some stuff, it remains neutral.
I do actually have a pair of HD200's ( a present a while ago ), but they get uncomfortable very quickly.
In terms of the kind of sound I want...
I'll sometimes run the rest of the band in to my sound card and mix it into my headphones. Whether I'm playing piano, or whether I'm playing dubstep, I do need them to be able to handle low bass. I don't particularly need a bass boost (I hated the dre headphones ) , and in terms of loud speakers, I don't like disproportionate amount of subs... just enough, without a noticeable gap in pitch...so I'd like as wide a frequency range as viable at that price point to be present.
I've attempted to short list, but please feel free to suggest others:-
For all of these I've found plenty of reasons offered not to choose them ... as I have with all the others I've looked at :S
QSC701 < I thought I should discount this , but its there anyway
Edited by joeljjison - 11/6/12 at 5:55am