Firsty, hello! I've been lurking around here on-and-off for a while but have finally signed up as I have a query I haven't been able to resolve by googling and reading reviews...
The brief version of my question is - can you recommend me a closed-back, circumaural set of cans - with an inline remote for iphone - for c. £150 (or preferably less!).
Are there any that are any good, or should I just get a seperate inline remote like one of these; http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0042YQ4IC
and a set of non-remote cans (and maybe use heatshrink to link the cables together)?
Music tastes are pretty diverse - from Dylan, Fleet Foxes, through Seasick Steve, U2 and Muse to Iron Maiden. So I'm guessing a pretty neutral sound would be best.
The long version; I'm currently using a set of Klipsch s4i IEMs. I'm happy enough with the sound quality, and love the inline remote, but find them a bit fiddly to use. The reason being that none of the silicon tips fit properly so I'm using comply foam tips to get a seal. But these take a while to settle in, so it's a right pain if I need to take them out to hear a platform announcement etc. I also find having the sound right in my ear a little tiring at times - I'm not sure I want Bono roaming around my ear canal...
I have slightly large, and sticky-out ears, so doubt I'll find an on-ear set that gives decent isolation (I tried a few in a shop but no dice - plus most - Sony v55 for example - were OTT on the bass) - hence looking for circumaural.
Closed back is a must as they'll be used for commuting. As above, my music tastes are a bit all-over-the-shop so trying for a neutral sound (bassy is ok with my rock stuff, but not so good for fleet Foxes!)
The only ones I've found so far in my price range are;
- Bose AE2i - Klipsch Image One / Reference One (although I think these may be on-ear)?
- Klipsch M40 - possibly a bit heavy and I don't think I want noise-cancelling
- Philips O'Neill The Stretch - new version with a remote
- Philips CityScape Uptown - I've heard the cable/remote is rubbish
- Denon AH-D510R / AH-D310R
- Scosche Realm RH1056MD - look promising but very few reviews online...
Stretching beyond budget (will have to wait for a discount somewhere!);
- Focal Sprit One
- Philips Fidelio L1/00
Any suggestions? Am I asking the impossible? :)
Edited by Llamaman - 6/28/13 at 1:34pm