Good day everyone, thanks to this great forum I could do a lot of research to try and find some decent headphones. I would be much obliged if someone could help me make a final purchasing decision.
I will be using these headphones unamped at home for music, gaming and movies. I listen to a variety of genres, but mostly breakcore/IDM (fast electronic), acoustic with vocals, various shades of rock, ambient, some classical. But gaming/movie performance is also important.
The important factors for me would be
- high isolation
- quite light and very comfortable for many hours of continuous use
- at least acceptable soundstage/positioning for gaming and movies
- detachable cable would be a plus
- normal bass
and I'm looking to spend around 130€
From what I've read the KRK KNS8400 seem to be my best choice in meeting all of these criteria, would that be correct? A close contender would be AKG K271, both are said to have very good isolation and comfort and quite flat natural frequency response. The AKGs are a bit more expensive here: 135€ vs. 115€
I've also looked at DT770, FA-003, Sony MDR7506, Shure SRH840 (currently on sale on Amazon.fr) but I don't think that these options are as good as the above 2.
Can anyone shed some light on this?