Before I begin providing the necessary information for this thread, I must say that I apologize for making a separate thread for this. I already read that there was another thread for the specific intention of people asking for what headphones to get. However I thought making another separate thread might be more appropriate because I don't just want headphones, I am also looking for an MP3 player. I wasn't quite sure if asking for an MP3 player made sense in a thread strictly about headphones, so I decided to make another separate thread.
I am looking for headphones specifically for the intention of listening to them on a public bus. To go to college I travel on a public bus and I would like headphones strictly for this reason. My budget at most is $100 dollars, I will not go any higher than that. I am willing to purchase headphones lower than $100, but I do not want to go any higher than $100.
If you want to know why I'm buying a completely separate MP3 player and headphones from the ones I already have, it's mainly because since I go to a university that's in the city and is very populated, the result is that lots of theft occurs. So I would rather not be wearing my expensive headphones and my Ipod with me on campus.
The main things I am looking for in headphones are:
- Full size (obviously since I'm posting in full-size forum)
- Headphones that do not leak a lot of sound
- Headphones that are not necessarily noise cancelling because I want to be able to hear my surroundings a little bit, but having some isolation would be nice.
- Think by now it's obvious that I'm looking for closed headphones, not open headphones.
- Good quality (I understand $100 dollars isn't going to be able to get anything that sounds amazing)
- Something that does not require an amplifier. I am going to be connecting my headphones directly to the MP3 player, so anything requiring an amp to sound decent is out of the question
- Portable (small) and light
I have already done some research, and since I already have two Sennheiser headphones (I have the HD 555 and the HD 598) so naturally I just looked at more Sennheiser's. I have found two headphones that I can purchase at my local Bestbuy so I was wondering what you guys think of these two headphones.
Which headphones do you think are better, the HD 280 pro's or the HD 439's? I personally am leaning towards the 439's, the reason is because they are said to be extremely comfortable, light, and quite small for full size headphones. Also another thing I found more appealing about them over the 280's was that the ohms on the 439's is 32 where as on the 280 it's 64, implying that the 439's are more friendly without an amplifier.
However I not only want to hear your guy's opinion on which of these two headphones you find preferable, but I am also open to hearing about other types of headphones that you may think are superior to these two according to my needs (however like I said, nothing above 100 dollars).
Also my last question is what MP3 player do you think I should get? I am only looking for an MP3 player that plays music, I do not watch any videos so I don't need it to be able to play videos. Also I do not have a lot of music on my computer, right now my itunes only has a total of 7.7GB of music, so it can be small and it wouldn't matter.
For the MP3 player I want something very inexpensive, anything under $70 dollars is preferred, I would rather not spend $200 dollars with headphones + an MP3 player. I already did research though on an MP3 player (though very little research I admit) and I came across something called the Sandisk Sansa clip. Is this a good MP3 player that will suit my needs?
Thank you for the help.
Edited by Socrates138 - 1/25/13 at 11:03pm