Just joined this community, and as an audio enthusiast new to hi-fi audio gear (can't describe myself as an audiophile...yet :) ), am looking forward to getting good guidance from all the experts here.
- I'm looking for portable closed Over-ear Headphones, and currently use a Cowon iAudio 10 as the source.
My current quality music listening is mostly done at home with Sennheiser HD 558 paired with FiiO E6, using mostly the same source mentioned above, the Cowon iAudio. I also occasionally use the trusty phone (SEMC Xperia arc) paired with a decent Neutron Music Player or PowerAmp, which, in my opinion, match the quality of the Cowon i10 in terms of Sound Quality (detail and clarity) with the right EQ adjustments and pre-amp settings.
Alternative, Country, Rock, a bit of Metal (the non heavy variety), Indian Folk and Folk-Rock (I'm from India, yes), well mostly anything except Hip Hop and Electronic music.
For office listening (I'm an architect by the way), I pair the basic Senn MX 370 earbuds with the same set of source(s) + amp mentioned above, which offer decent quality for the ultra low price.
The problem starts when I go on the occasional trip to my hometown (I work in New Delhi, India and travel to Calicut, in the extreme south of the country) on (usually) a non stop 3 & half hour flight, or during the occasional short vacation trip, during which my companions are either the horribly 'bassy' (in my opinion) Sennheiser HD 202 or the stock in ears that came with the phone! Guess I don't need to explain any further about my need to upgrade.
This brings me to my current quest for a decent portable Over Ear (I don't prefer in-ears) set of headphones on a budget.
After having read positive reviews about the Philips Citiscape Uptown here on Head-fi, I've shortlisted this as a reference to compare other models with. The problem is that it's not yet available here in India in the Philips stores at the time of writing. So my option is limited to ordering online, which costs extra.
Thus while waiting for its launch, I thought I'll give Head-fi a try, and get some help from the real audiophiles, and not Beats-or-EarPod-crazy people I see everyday walking around ;) Ha just kidding.
Thanks and hoping for some good advice,