I am new to the audiophile world and trying to pick up a pair of headphones for myself. At present, I am using a pair of Senheisser PX 80 headphones which doesn't suit my needs at all. Talking of my needs, I'm looking for a decent pair of headphones around $100 or less that provides some noise isolation and great sound quality. I would be using the headphones mostly while Traveling in metro or bus. My present PX 80 headphones offer no isolation at all and make Audiobooks mostly inaudible. The headphone would mostly be used for listening music (Mostly Pop, Rap, Electro, Classic and somewhat, rock), audiobooks and podcasts on my Samsung Galaxy Note II or iPod Nano 5g (rarely).
After researching for a while on Head Fi and Innerfidelity, I've shortlisted the following:
1. Philips Citiscape Downtown
2. Creative Aurvana Live!
3. Philips Citiscape Uptown
4. Senheisser PX 200 II
I am a bit confused here. From what I have read, Creative Aurvana Live! has the best overall performance but I am not sure about its Noise Isolation. Moreover, Creative does not offer international warranty on its headphones which is a BIG minus for me since I'm from New Delhi, India and will be importing it from Amazon.
Even though they seem promising to me, Philips Citiscape Downtown and Uptown have mixed opinions across the forums. Besides, I don't know if Philips offers international warranty on these headphones.
Senheisser is readily available in India and offers great service here but I'm not sure about the sound quality of PX 200 II.
Any better suggestions or recommendations would be highly appreciated!