hi there -
i'm in the market for a pair of wired headphones for late night movie viewing when others are asleep. i'm looking for full-sized headphones (on ear or over ear) -- not iems. sound isolation doesn't matter too much so closed, semi-closed, or open would all work fine. my main criteria are comfort, a good amount of low bass (for movie effects, etc), and good soundstage. i'm hoping to spend around $50 +/-, though i don't have a hard price budget and am willing to spend up to about $100 if that really gets me a noticeably better result.
i've tried the panasonic rp-htf600, which have the bass i want and seem to have pretty decent soundstage, but i find them kind of uncomfortable, they seem like they might get damaged pretty easily, and the high end sounds a bit harsh to me. that all being said, i find myself liking them more than i'd expect. i also have a pair of koss porta pros, which sound pretty good...who knows, maybe that's my best option.
but i've been reading through the forum and am intrigued by the jvc ha-s500, which seems to be getting some pretty glowing reviews. i'd pull the trigger but there seem to be complaints about comfort and that's a big issue for me. it sounds like the jvc ha-s400 and rx-700 also are well-liked, but i don't have a good sense for whether they'd be better than the ha-s500. the philips citiscape downtown also look interesting (supposedly good comfort, etc) and are attractively priced.
or maybe there's some other eadphone that i'm not thinking about that would be a better choice. i don't mind making some modifications, if necessary, as long as they're not too complicated.
thanks in advance!
Edited by cloudcover - 8/15/13 at 5:01pm