Hello all, i hate to post a new thread like this however in the big ol 1500+ page long thread I was getting pretty limited feedback
I am looking for a headphone to pair with my incoming cowon Z2 player. I also use a recently aquired Sansa clip which is rockboxed
and an ipod classic.
My only current over the ear phones are bose (not noise cancelling or anything.)
My listening needs are very broad. I listen to Rock (favorite bands are Metallica, Godsmack, Queensrych, Journey)
I listen to some rap (ice cube, bone thugs 'n harmony, eminem)
a fair amount of classical (full symphony pieces or violin concertos/solos)
one country artist (Carrie Underwood)
Some Classical Crossover (Jackie Evancho, Il Divo)
Broadway Soundtracks (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and others)
limited pop (Christina Aguilara, older shakira)
This is the list of phones that was given to me as feedback
Beyer DT 1350
Audio Technica ATHESW9A
Shure SRH 940
My initial read through of the Beyer reviews made them seem like a clear winner, however further research showed a lot of indecision in their sound, some love them others say they have rather recessed mids, some say that are painful to wear for long periods of time (my ears are slightly bigger than average my bose oe's will not fit all the way around my ear)
Noise Isolation is desirable however quality is without a doubt the most important factor to me
I will also be purchasing a pair of TDK BA200 IEM's for use while i am running or at the gym.
My sound preferences tend to lean towards the mids and highs, however i have nothing agianst bass so long as it is controlled and clean.
Any help is appreciated, thanks! im hoping to place my order for both the IEM and whichever full size i get tomorrow
P.S if you have a recommendation that is not on the list please include it!