I'm a college student (studying Virology), and I am constantly walking around campus listening to music. For a long time I've been fed up with earbuds, but I didn't really think about alternatives. Now I've finally started searching, but I'm a bit lost. I've been browsing the web for hours trying to pick a model, but keep finding out about downsides that make me keep looking. First I looked at Sennheiser HD 208's, but I heard those crushed skulls, then I looked into Grado Sr80's, but they leaked too much noise. I looked at V-MODAs, but reviewers emphasized that is was more for bass (I listen to all kinds of music), so I turned to Audio Technica M50's, but those appeared bulky- something I would not want to wear around everyday.
After a while I realized I may have been looking to high- I was going for portability and quality above my earbuds. Now I am looking into Sennheiser PX 100-II's and Jay V Rays.
Can you guys help me with some recommendations?
I'm looking for something...
- Portable (most important thing)
- Under 120$
- Doesn't leak too much (if I study in the library)
- Can play all kinds of music relatively well. I'm not looking for something amazing, just an enhancement from earbuds