I'm a line cook by night and a student by day, and I am getting tired of lugging around my Sennheiser HD-25-iis. I guess lugging is an overstatement. I think I'd like to have more room in my bag for the five thousand books I have to bring, and also not wear my 249.00 phones in a hot, stinking kitchen.
So, here's what I'm looking for:
budget-wise, I'd like to keep it to less than 100, no matter how durable they are, I will be using them in a kitchen, around soapy water, hot saute pans, and various sauces.
But, I'd like to get something as durable as possible. *so I am quite flexible with the price, for the perfect set*
I won't bother saying they should sound good, because that's silly, given the nature of this website. Instead, here's a short list of things I listen to:
lately, a lot of throbbing gristle, skinny puppy, alkaline trio, marduk, modest mouse, ahab, ghoul, carcass. When I'm studying, I really like to listen to Eluvium, Solar Fields, Aphex Twin, Steve roach, etc.
Something that captures the general sound-pallete here, which is most likely to be something with a neutral quality, without high sibilance or mids that are too up front.
So, that's it. Simple. Something durable. Something not too pricey. Something compatible with a few different genres (ambient, industrial, black metal, death metal, and....indie. I secretly *love* architecture in helsinki, and mates of state.)
I realize I won't get 'it all' like this. Basically, if I can wear them comfortably, not hear glaring imperfections in the music (like high sibilance, ridiculous bass, poop mids), and they can hold up to *potential* misgivings a-la wet hands, jumbling around in a backpack, we're good. I have no idea where to start, I never even considered these ever.
Edited by darwinvsjesus - 9/2/13 at 1:09pm