Originally Posted by olafgarten
Hi, i need some headphones or earphones for the price listed in the post title(about $150 - $220).
I mostly listen to music from the 80's such as Paul Simon and Nanci Griffith. i am driving it form my HTC one x and don't want an amp. they need to be portable to an extent but i don't really mind that much.
I looked at the sony xba-3's and also the sennheiser hd 558's but i'm not sure. They also need a nice open soundstage with minimal sibilance.
Thanks in advance.
Not sibilant, big stage, under 220 - gotta second the suggestion for the BA200s. Extremely balanced, wonderful mids and vocals for Paul Simon, easy to drive, some of the most refreshing, immersive soundstaging in an IEM I've heard. XBA-3s would be nice as well, but IMO not as coherent or balanced/smooth as the TDKs.
There's also the oft-recommended EPH-100, great staging, a bit bassy and warm, but the sound is large-as-life and powerful. e-Q5, FXZ100, should also be heavily considered.