Hello everyone, I am looking for a new pair of portable headphones and would like to ask people some recommendations about which pair would suit me best.
I currently have a pair of Bose Around Ear (the first model) as portable headphones and a pair of Sennheiser HD595 for home listening. After purchasing the 595's and returning to the AE's I was startled by the huge difference between the two of them. The AE's just sounded so...artificial, and I can hardly appreciate the sound they give now that I have listened to the HD595. Now i know the HD595 are open headphones and the Bose are closed, and that's where I need tips and recommendations. After doing some research, two pairs of headphones have stood out for me: the Audio Technica ATH-M50 and the Sony MDR-1R.
So basically, I am looking for a replacement for my Bose Around Ear. However, that doesn't mean that I want one that sounds the same, on the contrary. Now the one thing that I love about my Bose is how there is almost no sound leaking, even at high volumes. I love listening to music at really high volume, and the Bose allowed me to do so on public transportation quite easily. I am looking for something that is pretty similar to my Bose in terms of sound leaking, or if possible even better.
I listen to a really wide variety of music genres, from 70's progressive to post-rock to noise to alternative and many types of metal.
Some of my favorite bands:
Coheed and Cambria
Between the buried and me
The Fall of Troy
All shall perish
Explosions in the sky
Florence and the Machine
HORSE the band
Epic music (two steps from hell, immediate music, etc)
Based on everything above, which headphones would you recommend? I don't really know which kind of sound signature would suit me best, but I would like something that fits most of the styles of music I listen to (I don't really listen to techno, rap and classical). If it could be of any help or indication, I really love the sound of my Sennheiser HD595. My price range is at the most 300$.
I already have the Audio Technica ATH-50 and Sony MDR-1R in my sights, so I would like some feedback on these. Would they fit my tastes based on everything above and why? I am also looking for new suggestions and recommendations based on your personal experiences.
The one thing that the headphones need to have is sound leaking prevention as good or better as the Bose Around Ear I already have. I also wear glasses, and would like a pretty comfortable pair of headphones that don't squish my head and press against the sides of my glasses.