I’m in a dilemma with my purchase for an all-around full-size headphone. I’m currently looking at the following (listed by preference so far), but I’d like to hear about what others (closed or open) I should consider or what you think I should go with? I’d like to stay under $250 if possible.
1 – Sony MDR-1R ~$250 / MDR-1RBT ~$400
1a - Sennheiser HD-598 ~$230
2 – Sennheiser Momentum ~$300
3 – Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro ~$175
4 – Logitech UE 6000 ~$150 (with noise cancelling)
5 – V-MODA m100 ~$300
A) Comfort: Comfort is key really key to me, as I tend to wear them for long periods.
B) Cables: I’m also looking for detachable cables as I’d like the option to hook my portable Bluetooth directly on the headphones to go wireless. Deciding factor.
C) Features: Wireless or Noise-cancelling is nice, but not a deciding factor.
D) Sound Quality: Honestly my ears aren’t that refined so I probably can’t find all the key differences. I listen to all types from vocals to classical, jazz and rock. My sources are simply my iPhone/iPod or computer (mostly CD lossless rips) – no amps.
E) Headphones that I’ve tried:
a. Shure SRH-840 – I had these for a while and while they sounded really good, they were too neutral (and thus boring?); they’re also a little heavy and I can’t wear them for that long.
b. V-MODA m80 – Not over-ear, but I like the sound they have. They’re not as warm as the SRH-840 but more spunky. The lighter weight is nice, but the clamping pressure is hard and they warm my ears (my ears are slightly larger than average and juts out a little) after awhile. I’ll keep these for now as they’re tough and portable.
c. Beyerdynamic DT770 – These sounded nice and were VERY comfortable, but I wanted different cable options.
d. AKG 550 – These were the MOST comfortable ones I’ve tried and sounded awesome, but again I wanted a shorter/detachable cable.
Thanks for reading this long-winded post. Love to hear your thoughts.
Edited by phamtasm - 9/14/13 at 4:33pm