My brother is doing music at university (theory not practice) and he's looking for a pair of headphones so that he can do whatever it is he does with them quietly instead of for the whole world to hear.
He will mostly be using them for composing through Sibelius (composition software), messing around on his keyboard and playing his guitar through an amp.
Whilst it would be fairly simple to help him if he wanted just a pair of headphones it's the additional composition requirements that have meant I wanted to bother you guys.
Having had a chat with him he has a couple of requirements/preferences:
- Over ear instead of IEM or on-ear headphones
- Clean sound with no distortion
- He's not fussed about closed/open differences however since he will sometimes be using them on the train closed MAY be better
- I asked him about the sound he desired and he said "not bass heavy" - I think a neutral sound would probably be better in this instance but at the time time due to the desire to use them with his guitar and for long journeys if the sound is too neutral he may not like them much.
Budget ceiling: £160