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Need help choosing headphones for commuting and general listening

post #1 of 6
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Hello all,

Previously I've had Koss Porta Pros but I have decided to take one step up the quality ladder. I really liked the Porta Pros and I'm looking for a headphone with kind of a similar sound profile but one step up, maybe slightly toned down. I really liked how fun they were to listen with.

 

Part of the use of the headphones will be for commuting so they need to be durable and withstand being in my bag during the days, the other part is listening to music, movies and playing games. Having a microphone built into them (like AKG K619) is a big plus but not a requirement.

 

My music player will be my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I am not interested in any solution using portable amps or other external devices.

I have been looking at the AKG K518 and AKG K618 mostly. Though I have read that the K618 have problems with cracking. I also looked at the AKG K619 but the price of those are really stretching it.


My taste in music is generally everything that is not RnB, Hip Hop, coutry or metal and it's sub-genres.

post #2 of 6
Are you commuting by buss/train or in your own car? Would IEMs be a possibility?
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Are you commuting by buss/train or in your own car? Would IEMs be a possibility?


I am commuting by bus. I would prefer to not buy IEMs.

post #4 of 6
Price range?
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Price range?


Tops about AKG K618, so about $100.

post #6 of 6
AKG does have one of the better selections in portable on-ears. ljokerl's thread is my goto spot for info on portables: http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-108-portable-headphones-reviewed-denon-dn-hp1000-added-09-07-13
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