Hello everyone this is my first post. I am a complete head-fi noob and for some reason at the young age of 31 I decided I wanted to start hearing music the way it ought to be heard ;) Also, I own a web design company that requires me to work late and at times extreme concentration... I am looking for a pair of Circumaural headphones. (Still trying to learn all the new terminology).
I recently tried out a pair of Beats Pros. i know i know... build strictly for fashion and a hunk of junk considered by anyone who knows anything about quality headphones. However, that hunk of junk was still the best my virgin ears have experienced.
From reading through this forum I understand there are much better headphones for much cheaper. I came to this thread because I would also like to stay within the $300 range (I can go a little over if there is a noticeable quality jump)
I listen to everything from easy listening (Jack Johnson, Timmy Curran, Dave Matthews Band, Bob Marley etc) to the ole Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin etc) to techno (for when I am deep in thought and coding) and a little rap from time to time just when I need to hear some good bass.
I liked the bass that the Beat Pros offered. The depth is important to me. As someone else eluded to earlier in this post I would like to be able to hear distinct levels within music (sorry i am not up on the correct terms to describe this well). Like 3d for you ears
I see here a lot are talking about the Foster RP T50RP Headphones with the MadDog upgrade, I am assuming this is it here
Since this post is about half a year old or so I just wanted to see if these are still highly recommended. I will be going on a hiking trip in a couple months and I would LOVE to be able to take a great pair of headphones with me to experience in my hammock why hanging around the campfire.
Update: I am also interested in a portable amp IF you guys think it is necessary. I was looking at the
FiiO E11... (I like the strap going around it showing it combines with the phone as I would have it attached similarly to my note 2) Is that worth it? or needed? is there a better option?
I am open to all opinions and advice. I am very excited to start this process and finally get some great headphones!
Thanks in advance for all your help, time and advice!