Hi guys! So right now, I am currently looking to buy a new pair of headphones (finally upgrading from stock ipod earbuds!) and thus have been researching all over the internet (especially these forums) to help me decide which headphones to get. After a couple of weeks, I have basically narrowed it down to two choices: the Noontec Zoro and Sennheiser HD205. I was hoping you guys could give me some advice as to which one to get.
Some things about me: I am currently a college student, and will mostly be using these headphones in my dorm, in the library, or when commuting on bus. I listen to a bunch of different musical genres, so I was hoping to find headphones that would work decently well with any type of music.
One of the things that I like about the HD 205 is that they are circumaural and that they provide pretty good isolation, so I won’t have to worry about bothering others when I’m listening to my music. Also, I don’t think the tight fit will be too much of an issue with me, since I have a relatively small head. However, I am a bit worried about the length of the cord, especially since some have said that the cord is not especially sturdy. There also seem to be some mixed feelings regarding the sound quality.
The Noontec Zoros also seem like a great option; they are foldable and definitely seem more portable than the HD205s. Also, they come with a detachable cable, which is a big plus. Although this is a bit over my original budget of ~$50, the sound quality seems to be worth the extra cash (correct me if I’m wrong?). My only concern with these is the isolation; I’ve heard that these leak quite a bit of sound, which would be problematic especially in quiet places like the library. If I had my ipod at 25-30% volume, would the noise leak become a distraction?
Well, that about sums it up. I know this a bit long, but I really need to decide which headphones to get soon, since the indecision is totally killing me…
Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to read this. I really appreciate the advice! J