Now that I decided to upgrade my audio collection to a new audio experience, definitely a headset is in search. Mostly I listen trance with good beats and bassline but I also don't want the other fading effects to be suppressed. This is really going to be a tight call. Below are few tracks for better understanding:
1. The Screen Behind The Mirror (Enigma) - Bass
2. Shadows In Silence (Enigma) - Bass
3. Traces (Enigma) - Effects
4. Offshore (Chicane) - Effects
5. Beauty Hides In The Deep (John Callaghan Remix) - Beats
I have a PC with Asus P8H77 m-pro onboard audio (Realtek® ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC, 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound). Unfortunately, my motherboard can't accommodate an upgrade to Asus Xonar or any other PCIe card.
Coming to preferences, the headset should not require a battery or charging. I don't want to use FiiO E6 or any external amp. I am good with over-ear headset but this is not a mandate. Portability and looks doesn't matter and neither the brand name. I am looking for only quality.
1. Bose OE2
2. Sony MDR X10
3. Sony MDR-1R - Good option but operates on battery. [Short listed]
4. Dr. Dre Mixr [Short listed]
5. Sennheiser HD 558 - Impedance 50 Ohms that might not work well on PC without headphone amp.
I thank all experts in advance who took their invaluable time for suggestion.
Edited by solace1010 - 11/24/13 at 11:09am