I'm a new university student studying music tech and i would like to have some headphones to record in a studio and to use them to mix and produce. I appreciate detail and depth a lot, a reasonable balance, soundstage and i'm new to over the ear headphones. I've only really used earphones, and my favourite so far is the Westone UM1 and i love that sort of sound with it's detail and balance. I like rock and pop-rock (not too poppy) and folky acoustic stuff as well. I will probably produce that sort of stuff as well. I don't look to using the headphones for casual listening (although if they're suitable i wouldn't mind giving it a try). I do want to have a reasonable amount of comfort from it, i've seen many reviews and comparisons between the first 2 and it seems as though the M50s are more for listening to music and 840s for monitoring but people have said that the 840s don't feel too good. I think i have a normal sized head? not very big...
it'd be great for someone to advise me, it seems as the 840 and the 380 are sort of underrated, not many people review them.
the big problem is that i can't trial these headphones at a store or anything, unless someone could point me to a place in scarborough england that i can try them. I'm from Hong Kong but i'm here to study, so i would like to buy them here just in case i have any problems i can get it to warranty ASAP.
My budget is 120 pounds including shipping, and since i would be using these for probably more than my 3 years of study, i would like them new and preferably not 2nd hand.
oh and they have to be closed back, i've been here for 2 months and i've already had hiccups in recording with bleed... not fun
Feel free to recommend others if u think its suitable and in the price range! Thanks all u awesome people!!!