Hi all, I just signed up so I can get some advice from people who love music and have tried all that's out there for a fair comparison. I went to Best Buy today prepared to purchase some Beats for my 11 yr old nephew for Christmas (don't judge). When I listened to the sound I felt disappointed. Where is the amazing sound quality? Did I miss it? They felt so - plastic. I tried the Bose noise canceling and I thought they were great. Pricey, but better than the beats...I think. I did end up purchasing some Bose for 134.00, not the noise canceling, feeling I would most likely be returning them when I figured out what I was doing.
Seems like Bose is not a favorite on this board, which is fine. I do not have a brand preference. They sounded good to me, but I don't even own a pair of headphones - yet. I did make me want some though...
My nephew loves music! I do believe someday he'll be in the world of entertainment. He currently plays the cello and piano. He's plugged in all day with books on tape and music, it's totally his thing. Headphones are the gift for him, and I do want to get him the best I can so he has great quality from the start. I am left so bewildered, I really need your help!
Here is some info so you can recommend a great set for him :
He'll be plugged into airplanes while traveling, nook, kindle, ipod, ipad, and his keyboard. He has such an ear for instruments that I felt the beats being so bass-y would eventually annoy him since he is also sensitive to a lot of noise. Sometimes busy restaurants really bother him and he shuts down. Noise canceling could be very useful for him, but they are very expensive. I was expecting to pay $200 -ish for headphones that have amazing sound quality, supremely comfortable, and noise canceling would be a bonus.
Where else can I try these headphones you may be recommending?
Thank you in advance for your input. It is greatly appreciated!