I have been searching along this forum for a couple of days now, but I'm still quite unsure which headphone to order.
I will use it at my work (so a closed headphone is preferred), and listen to a variety of music, including metal, hiphop and hardstyle.
Currently I am using a Philips shp8500, which is very comfortable, but I would like to have a bit more bass.
As additional reference, I used to have a Philips shp2000 (can't get that one here anymore), which had a very nice bass, and at home I use a
Sennheiser hd 202, which is OK.
As a reference maybe for my audioprofile: beginning this week I purchased a Pioneer SE-MJ751 (I fell for the looks to be honest), but it clamped too much, and I wasn't too happy with the sound either - the bass was allright, but the mids and highs sounded a bit distorted (as if playing in a tin can).
My budget is around 100$(or euro), and for that I have already identified some candidates: (I will also include my hesitations about the specific headphone)
- Grado SR60 (not closed, and supposedly has a lot of leaking, suggesting that this is not a suitable headphone for my other office workers...)
- Sony MDR XB500(or 700) - this is good candidate, as it is quite bassheavy, but some reviews suggest that the mids and highs are distorted as a result of this?
- Brainwavz HM3 - quite allright, but might not suit me in the bass department
- Ultrasone HFI-580- A tad bit more expensive, but apparently has a lot of bass - clamps a lot though, so could be a potential misfit
So in conclusion, I've yet to get more acquainted with the audio description mumbo jumbo, and find it difficult to relate to my own listening experiences with headphones.
I hope you guys could give a bit of advice!
(Actually, my hunt for new headphones started after listening to beats by dre, and then noticing a lot of people claiming that there are much better headphones, for much less money ^^)