Hey guys! I'm kinda new here and I'm looking to step into the world of high-end audio to try and see what you guys have all been gloating about!
Since $30 pair of Sennheiser IEM's broke, I guess it's a good excuse to start looking for a nice set of headphones, I'll be looking play some games and watch some movies with whatever I end up getting so I guess you should factor that into your suggestions! :)
To be perfectly honestly I don't really know how I'd want them to sound like, I do listen to a lot of metal and rock/punk so I guess I should be looking for something that's detailed and 'fun' to listen to?
I occasionally listen to EDM (electronic dance music) and some Dubstep so I guess some hard hitting bass would be pretty awesome too?
I've been eyeing a pair of Sennheiser HD 598's for around $280 at a local shop, so if there's anything that's better in my price range please let me know!
I'll probably be using either a Galaxy S4 (the international version) or an iPhone 5 and custom built computer that I'll also be buying soon so I wouldn't mind recommendations on a soundcard as well!
I won't really be needing any isolation as I'll probably be using the 'cans I'll be getting in my room and the nosiest thing would probably be the computer I'll be build, so I guess it's a toss up between closed or open headphones.
Just a question since I'll be playing games with the headphones I get as well, if I get an open one, would my friends be able to hear what I'm hearing through my headphones (I'll be attaching a microphone to the headphones) and thus cause echoing?