Hey whats up guys?
I am looking to purchase my first set of "high quality" headphones. My main music genre is Hip-hop/Rap (mainly artists like Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Jay Electronica but also some of the "new school" stuff) though I do listen to quite a wide range of music (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Limp Bizkit, The Verve, Incubus, Massive Attack and a lot more).
I read a lot of good things about these two headphones but I am not sure which one would be better suited for me. I would prefer headphones that sound decent in many genres, however, as already said hip-hop is most important. From what I have read, the M100 have boosted bass and treble with a somewhat recessed mid range. I am fairly certain that these would be awesome fore hip-hop/rap, however, I am not sure how they would sound playing other music (stuff listed above). On the other hand, I think that people generally feel that the MDR-1Rs are better all-rounders. The one thing I am concerned with on the Sony's is the build quality. They are completely made of plastic and I have read about rattling issues because of a lose connection between the cable and the headphone jack.
Are there any suggestions you guys can give me? Do you think the M100s would sound good on the music genres listed above or are the Sony's better? What about the build quality of the Sony's?
I am open to other headphones, however, things I am looking for are: Good Sound Quality, Portability, Aesthetics (shouldn't matter, but it does to me lol) and a price of no more than $300.
Possible other headphones I could think of: V-Moda M80, Sennheiser Momentum
Edit: How are the B&W P5s for the genres I listed?
Edited by Maaasih - 7/9/13 at 10:22pm