I am very new to the headphone world. My work recently moved to one of those "open concept" offices. There are no walls between departments, low partitions between cubicles, etc. So now when my co workers talk, I hear every word, which is killing my productivity.
So I started thinking to myself, "I need some headphones to help me block out all the chatter so I can actually get some work done!"
And hence the headphone search.
I'm not ashamed to say that I started off by looking at Beats. Ok maybe a little bit ashamed. But as a rookie to the headphone world, Beats is the brand with the most visibility. I very quickly got over the Beats and started looking for something that actually sounds good.
Budget wise, I'm looking for something at or below $350.
And I do want to get a pair that looks somewhat good, which is why I don't want anything Bose because no matter how good they sound, they look like something my dad would wear.
Anyway, I narrowed down my choices to:
In the process I eliminated:
Audio Technica M50 (headband hurts my head)
Shure SRH940 (heard the plastic joint between headband & cup breaks easily)
AKG K550 (sounds good, but the earcups are SO big I'm afraid it might look unprofessional in an office environment)
1. Out of my short list, which ones do you guys like?
2. Do you have other recommendations that you think I'm obviously missing? And if you live in the Vancouver area, do you know where I can go to try them out?
I would really appreciate some help from the crowd here! Thank you!