I've been lurking Head-Fi for a couple of months now, reading up on your reviews of over ear headphones. The reason why I'm making this post is that I'm not much of an audiophile and I would like to gain some advice. Recently my current headphones have finally started deteriorating, with the pads falling apart and I've received quotes on having my headphones repaired. That is looking to cost me between $80-140.
I figured that at that price I may as well start looking into a new set. From all the reading I've done I've boiled it down to the DT 770s, the Ultrasone Pro 750s or the Custom Pro Ones. My previous headphone usage has pretty much been active noise cancelling. I had owned a pair of Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones (can't remember the model number) and am currently using some ANC7s for every day use. I absolutely love the ANC7s and wouldn't replace them if repair costs weren't so high. I'm not keen on getting an amp for 2 reasons, I don't know much about them and I'm not keen on carrying around another device in my pocket for everyday use. I mainly listen to dance music or trance but vary between a lot of genres.
Audio Technica ANC7
So, preferably I'd like to use these headphones everyday. I am leaning towards the Custom Pro Ones as from what I've read they'll give me the best sound with what I want to use them for without an amp, which I believe are perfect for me. I also think the Ultrasone don't look as nice, but looks aren't what's important.
What would you suggest for me to use? If you can shed some light on the amp situation that may help in determining what I end up going with. I carry batteries with me everywhere I go, so powering it isn't a problem. I'm hoping the setup will cost me less than $250.
Thanks in advanced!