Hey guys, I'm new here and I desperately need help.
Today my mate broke the only pair of headphones I ever head: my Beats Solo. Yes I know, not the best headphones ever but they were a present 3 years ago I didn't feel like throwing them in the bin to buy something else. They were not too bad, the quality was ok (nice bass), they were extremely portable, decent noise isolation but they were not very comfortable, especially after 1h+.
Now, since my Solos broke I want to buy new headphones and after looking at forums/articles/reviews I still can't see what product(s) would be most appropriate for my needs.
- I listen to almost every type of music, my library is full of pop/rock but also electronic and dance.
- I play most of my music through my Macbook Pro (2009 model), iPhone 3G and iPod Video (2004).
- Almost every song I play is in mp3, usually v0 or 320 Kbps. Occasionally some AAC or lower quality mp3s.
- I watch MANY movies on my laptop so I would like to buy some headphones that are good for watching movies (almost every genre, usually 720p quality with AC3 or DTS audio).
I started looking at some models from Sennheiser, like the HD598 and the 558 but they do not seem very appropriate for someone who uses iPods and Laptops as they have a very long cable, need jack adaptor and in general they seems suitable for very high-end systems. Also, due to their design, they let a lot of the sound out, which is not something I like.
I can spend up to 200-250$ and I'm looking for something that can satisfy most of my needs with great quality (many various types of music and movies), feel comfortable on my head but also work fine when jacked to a Macbook, iPod, etc. (so not too big, with very long cables, very fragile, etc.).
You guys are the only ones who can really recommend me what is best for me, any help? :)