Originally Posted by EvoSpider
Like I said before, I'm a newbie here and at these mods,lows,etc. I have no idea what you are trying to say. I am solely looking for "good sounding" headphones.
And again, "good sounding" is being a bit broad. It would be much more helpful if you can focus in on something you might prefer better. Focus in on the aspects of sound that you enjoy being reproduced out of your headphones.
I'll try and restate everything as clear as possible.
- ANC (active noise cancelling - i.e.the Bose QC stuff, although they do it fairly well) is generally not recommended as they limit the choice for good sounding pairs available. The added circuitry that the noise cancelling requires to function can be detrimental to SQ.
- Focusing on passive isolation would be much more ideal (how much the headphones block/seal sound naturally)
- Sound preferences - whether you like your bass (lower frequencies, i.e. drums, the punch within the music) to be emphasized within the overall sound, or not.
- Whether or not you like your midrange (vocals, instruments, body of the music) to be emphasized withing the overall sound. Whether or not you like your treble (cymbals, essentially the "air") to be emphasized or not.
- Whether or not you enjoy a large stage size (soundstage = how large the simulated grounds from where the music is being reproduced, is presented).
Of course there are other things like imaging and positioning that we won't get into for now. And of course I'm trying to simplify everything down so there might be some inaccuracies as to the terms. I would recommend you checking out the head-fi glossary for sound terms. It's in the wiki. But please do not come back and quote every single term that is unrelated with one another. Just use it as a reference for reading reviews and such.
But do you see now that just stating genres is still not as helpful in the long run? We would still not know HOW you would like those genres to be reproduced. And in the end it all comes down to personal preferences. This is an essential step when it comes to asking for recommendations. Posting in the proper thread would be another one.