Hello everyone, I am brand new to the forum and look forward to expanding my knowledge with use of this forum!
I am a student and I am looking for a decent quality pair of headphones around the $300 mark.
I do not own any headphone amps (portable or full sized) and have never considered using one until I began doing comprehensive research on higher than your average quality of headphones. So please if you a portable amp that would be considered a good value please enlighten me (price range is up to $60 for an amp, if that's possible that is).
Please excuse my ignorance, and do correct me if a am wrong about anything.
First let me clarify, I will be using these headphones with my Ipod or Laptop while studying.
I do enjoy music with heavy bass; I understand the exuberant bass in some headphones out there (ie beats by dre) ruin the fidelity of the music. I listen to classical when studying, yet I also listen to some EDM (Electronica) music which conveys a significant amount of electronically produced bass, much more than can be produced by any instrument that is. And I may disappoint some audiopliles when I say this but I do like a bit of punch when listening to music.
I'm not sure if I need noise cancelling, I would just like the headphones to be clear and isolate the sound without having my volume excessively turned up.
I have previously owned the Monster Turbine Pro's Gold edition, and the Bose AE2i Models. I did not like the in ear buds, and was extremely disappointed with the build and sound quality of the Bose AE2i.
I am currently looking at:
-the Bose QC15, although I have heard that they have one of the best noise cancelling technologies available (in my price range that is), I also have heard they are lacking on the low end.
- the Sennheiser Momentum over the ear headphones. I understand these are not noise cancelling however I will sacrifice the features of ANC in replacement of better audio (in my case heavier crisp base).
-Monster Inspiration Over the ear ANC headphones
-Sennheiser HD380 Pro, non noise canceling, however reviews seem promising, I was just curious as to how they compare to the above options
I would really appreciate some input on these above models as well as any other recommendation for both headphones and/or a portable amp.
Thanks a lot, Eric