Hi everyone! First of all, thanks in advance for your time and sorry for the long post lol
I'm here to get some advice before buying my new headphones, I'm not sure which ones would be the best option for me. Budget: 100$ (not more).
Currently I have the Genius Lychas HS-G550 that my brother bought some months ago, but to be honest I'm getting a bit sick of them. I'm okay with their sound quality (not awesome, but enough until now), but I find them really uncomfortable in long-term use, the headband starts hurting your head after a couple of hours wearing them, and also I wish to try better sound quality. Sooo I was thinking about getting more quality in general.
The problem is that I'm not sure how much should I spend considering the use I'll give to them. I know that many of you will say that it depends on my budget or on how much quality I want (and you are right), but try to think in the use that a standard user will give them. I would use them for watching shows/movies, music and occasional gaming, and want to get better sound quality and comfort that the current ones I have.
After doing some research, I've been thinking about making my choice between the most popular headphones under 100$ (e.g. Sennheiser HD 449, Shure SRH440, KRK KNS6400, etc) which are between 80-100$, and for now I would go for those Sennheiser HD 449 since they seem to be the most comfortable, and taking into account that long-term comfort (6-8 hours listening to music, or at least without taking off my headphones) is my main problem at the moment (also they are pretty lightweight), but I'm not sure if I'm spending more than I probably should.
I have a DJ friend who told me that I was, considering the use I would give to them, and he recommended me the Superlux HD662, the Samson SR850 or some headphones in their range, which are significantly cheaper than the ones I mentioned above. Do you think he's right? Do you think that I'll notice the difference between the current headphones I have, and those he recommended me? They are in the same price range.
-I prefer circumaural headphones, don't really care if open-back or closed-back
-I listen to a 'wide' range of genres (e.g. I can easily switch from heavy metal to classical music, and then to indie pop), so I was thinking that a balanced (in highs, mids, bass, etc) headphones would be better.
Guide me a bit through this purchase, please!
Thank you all, and sorry if my English is bad >.<
Edited by Fest - 10/30/13 at 8:55am