Hi all, i'm new in buying higher end earphones so i'm looking for some help. I'm looking for a pair of noise cancelling earphones for my sony phone under $100. I've looked around the internet and saw brands like grado, seinhesser and shure. Most of them are out of my budget, shure is closer to my $100 budget and they have good reviews so i was thinking i may get one of them. Not sure about the models though..any advice? Grado/seinhesser earphones below $100? Please feel free to list other brand and models which you think are better.
I listen to mostly metal (symphonic/death/power metal). I understand headphones would give me better sound quality, but i want to use it when i'm travelling, so earphones are less troublesome and more comfortable.
Also, i've seen the term "amp" being used about. Is it short for amplifier? Is it supposed to make the earphones sound better through increasing the power output? I use a sony xperia for my mp3 player, and i've noticed the sound quality from my phone is worse than when i play the music from my labtop. Would using an amp help in this case?
Appreciate the help, thanks!