I'm looking for a pair of over ear headphones for around 300$ (I'll be buying in € but whatever). This will be my first pair of headphones so I can't tell you what characteristics I like.
After reading similar threads and reviews I've narrowed it down to these:
- AKG K550 (160€)
- Mr Speakers Mad Dogs, with whatever mods (420€ -- because of shipping to europe)
- Beyer DT880, 600 Ohm (300€)
- Shure SRH940 (250€)
- Sennheiser Momentum (300€)
- V-Moda M100 (300€)
- [add a HP that you think is better]
Music: rock, electronic, pop, music by Hans Zimmer
Source: Fiio E17 with Galaxy S, PC, laptop, Playstation 3
Headphone type: over ear (I dislike on ear); prefer closed-back
Usage: at home, public transports, road trips
Honestly I'm leaning towards AKG K550 and Mad Dogs, despite the following problems. My problem with K550 is that they're only 185€ and it makes me feel like I could get better headphones since i still have 115€ to spend, plus a lot of people say they have problems with seal. And with Mad Dogs I don't know how I'd get them and they seem to benefit from modifications, which I'd feel weird doing (but would do if it's not risky or the difference is significant).
Edited by Ignoxio - 3/4/13 at 6:51am