Spurred by a thought from another thread, I came to the conclusion the answering the following questions might be the most important thing we could do for consumers at large.
And I thought it might make a great topic for an article.
And I also thought it would be a great topic for a thread.
If I only had one headphone, what should I get? For all uses...just one.
I spent a bit of time with Jude on the phone about doing this.
And we both thought it would be fun to include input from dialog on a thread here at Head-Fi.
There's a perfectly good thread to bump, but I don't think it poses the question quite right.
We both agreed that it's a very important question as it is one that both he and I get asked often...maybe most often.
My Answer (today, it will change over time, and I encourage you to repost here as it does):
If I could only have one: Sennheiser Momentum
If I could have two...
for portable: Westone ES5.
for home: MDR-1R
If I could only have one phone, it would have to sound pretty good, be sealed, act as a phone headset, and be reasonable comfortable, 'cuz I'd be using it a lot. The Momentum does that well for me.
But the question gets quite interesting when you add another variable: What if I could have any two headphones?
I'd have to have something that sounds really good in one of them, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's the home phone. With the two I picked above, the ES5 would be for quality listening, and when portable high isolation is required; leaving the 1R as an all-arounder for all sorts of duties both in and out of the house and for casual portable use.
I'm really curious to know what your picks would be.
It also might be interesting if you had to do it on different budgets.
Anyway, love to hear your thoughts on this.
Edited by Tyll Hertsens - 5/5/13 at 7:54pm