It is time for me to finally upgrade to a high quality headphone. Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated because this is going to be tricky for some to answer. Firstly, something about myself, I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember. My two older brothers got me into the music and sound world. Only problem is, I`m hard of hearing (meaning both my ears are practically shot, lost my hearing around the age of 5) and require the use of hearing aids to be able to hear. Although, my hearing is neither horrible nor is it perfect, mostly falls into mild-medium hearing loss levels but I hear as good everyone else. I don't catch most sounds but mainly highs. So, finding suitable headphones for me where always huge problem.
I tend to listen to alot of old school hip-hop, rock, techno and house music, JPop/KPop. I`m also a casual gamer, love playing games on my consoles or computer (tend to just hook them to my tv).
I bought some headphone from monoprice the ``Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphone - 8323`` for 30 bucks and these were amazing headphones for their price. I also got a Marley Jammin on ear headphones for a gift but sadly they were terrible and was astronomically hellish tight on my ears so I do not use them at all.
I am looking for a suitable headphone for me around the $50 - $200 bucks range, where better to ask for help than here at Head-Fi. Here are some criteria that I hope the suitable headphone will have:
- I base my headphones like this: comfort > sound quality > portability. They have to be extremely comfortable since I wear hearing aids. Sound quality have to be great or good for that price. They do not have to be bass heavy (don`t want my ears shot more than they are hahahha).
- Must be over the ear headphones, preferably closed, not open.
- detachable cord.
- looks good :P (doesn't really have to, if it cant)
- Does not require the use of amp or requiring modding, I'm really an audiophile and you can guess why :D.
Please keep in mind I am an amateur at figuring out headphones. I have looked into some headphones such as, Audio Technica ATH-M50 (which are highly recommended on here), Shure SRH440s, Numark Red Wave (which some people say are bass heavy), Some of the AKGs forgot which ones though (think it was the AKG K267 that i liked) and the V-Moda Crossfades LP.
I do not know what else to look at. So, I turn to you, the people of Head-Fi, and hope you can help me find some suitable headphones.