Greetings everybody. I am new here so excuse my poorly sculpted post but I need some info. I think it is time for me to advance in my music listening experience as I am someone that
enjoys listening to music at a high quality manner. Plus my good pair of ear buds just broke today..... (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ (These will be my first "on-head" headphones.)
Anyways, I'm looking for a decent pair of CLOSED back headphones that's around $250 (highest I'll go is 300 if an amp is not required). I need them to be closed back because I'll pretty
much be around people when I use them. I mainly listen to electronic music (such as Trance, House, Dubstep, Ambient, Techno, that is from the 1990's to now) BUT that's not all I
listen to. My music selection ranges from Rock to Hip Hop and anything in between. So I'm not looking for extreme bass, I just want it to be noticeable/ feel-able. All of my music is in MP3
format that's from 128 kbps to 256 kbps (I heard that super good headphones make these kind of files sound bad). And my source is mainly an iPod Touch 4th gen. (but I will also have a new
phone soon such as the iPhone 5s or the HTC One). I also want them to be somewhat portable and when I say portable, I mean not super huge and bulky. They don't need to be as small as
the (let's say) beats solos but not as big as CD's. I am also trying to aim for over-ear instead of on-ear but I would accept either one (as long as there is minimal leakage).
My choice right at the moment is the AKG K545s ($250) with the FiiO E11 portable amp ($50) but if you have a better suggestion then by all means share because I don't like to return things so if I
get something that doesn't work out, then I'm screwed.
I have done some research in the past couple of weeks and I found some choices:
- Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
- Sony MDR R1
- Logitech UE 6000
- Shure srh840
- Audio Technica ATH M50
- V-Moda Crossfade
- Audio Technica ATHESW9A
- Beats by Dre Studios 2013 (Please don't hate on me for suggesting them)
- Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro
If you have any other suggestions for my situation please tell me because I'm pretty confused with which headphones to get for my needs. Also if you suggest a set of headphones, please tell if they
require an amp or not. Thank you for your time!