For a very long time I was content with whatever speakers/headphones/ear-buds were available for listening to music. However, recently an acquaintance of mine let me listen to a song I like using their headphones (Klipsch Image One). When I listened to that song again at home on my crappy pc speakers... lets just say that I now realize that I should get something of higher quality.
Anyways, I've read a few articles here and there on this site and need some help deciding on what to buy.
For the most part, I'm looking for on-ear headphones that I will be using at home and possibly at the office.
I like listening to a lot of music from a fairly diverse set of genres, mostly indie-rock, punk-rock, electronic (including dubstep and some trance), and pop, but I also listen to other music like hip-hop, metal, or indie-folk.
I'm looking for decent headphones, without breaking the bank (price wise I'm looking to hopefully spend less than $150).
Headphones that are a little more bassy couldn't hurt, but not if it comes with too much of a sacrifice.
So far, the headphones that I've been considering are:
- Klipsch Image ONE (I don't know how these compare, but they sounded good to me)
- Grado SR80i (From what I can tell they may not be great for the office, but I suppose I can use a lower quality set over there)
- Sony MDR-XB500
- JVC HA-S500
- Sennheiser HD 239
Additonally, if I get one of the less expensive ones and can still afford an amp/dac, would it be worth it to purchase the Fiio E11? Or would my phone be good enough (it's the HTC One, and from: http://www.head-fi.org/t/655952/htc-one it sounds like it may suffice)
Any other suggestions would also be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Edited by someone456 - 6/20/13 at 11:57pm