Hi, I'm trying to find a good headphone to start my journey into the audiophile world. My previous experiences only consist of Apple and SkullCandy Earbuds, so I'm a complete amateur.
Basically I'm looking for an over-the-head headphone that doesn't clamp hard. I've had SkullCandy Aviators (which broke...and hurt my ears a lot due to the hard press)
I won't mind slight clamping, but I'd prefer comfortable ones!
I would ideally spend under $200, preferably even under $150, but I guess the minimum is at least $100.
I don't really know what type of music I like to listen to, since some bands I have no clue what their genre is, but I do like R&B/Hip-hop. The artists I like that are NOT R&B/Hip-hop are: The Killers, Of Monsters and Men, The Script, Coldplay, Grouplove, and a bunch more. I'm trying to expand my horizons!
I also like EDM, but I don't think I'd be jamming to that 24/7 on headphones. That's more of a speaker thing to blast.
I occasionally listen to some Korean music (IU and Tiger JK), so I guess female vocals are also nice to hear on headphones.
And I do throw in some classical music!
I did some research so I do know open/closed headphones are. I don't want my sound to be leaked because I'd like to take these headphones outside. I will need them for a flight to Korea, so I don't want to bother the person sleeping next to me!
My preference is bass, but I don't want the bass to overpower the vocals, so a more neutral headphone with slight bass would be my preference.
I looked up Audio-Technica M50s and they seemed okay, but people complained about the clamping and bad treble, which I took in to mean bad higher pitched songs.
Then there is Fisher Audio FA-003, but apparently those are impossible to come across.
What headphones do you recommend?
If you guys can convince me that open headphones don't leak that much sound, I'm willingly to look into more of these.