Hello! For those who just want a quick rundown, refer below. Otherwise, here's my situation: I'm definitely not an audiophile or anything, but I do enjoy my music. I am in need of an upgrade from my Sennheiser hd 201's, which are okay, but the cups are uncomfortable and the high's(I think) are not very clear as some of my FLAC songs are a bit distorted and lacking when hitting the mids and highs, and the soundstage is not very present for me. I have some viable options, and my budget is somewhere in the ~$50 range, as I am planning on upgrading again in the near future.
I listen from an iPod Classic 5.5 generation with no amp, just the sound jack.
So here's a rundown:
Source: iPod Classic 5.5 w/o amp
Price Range: $50-$60
Music: Mostly Indie Folk/Acoustic (think Bon Iver and Lord Huron) with Indie Rock
Options: Koss dj100, JVC HARX700/900, Philips CitiScape Downtown (only cos they're on sale on bensoutlet for $40!)
Amp: If needed for my iPod, but otherwise I don't think so...
I'm sorry if I'm missing any information! This is my first post and being here is quite intimidating for me haha, but I'm open to any suggestions at all, and I appreciate any/all feedback! Thanks so much