Hi there, I'm looking for my first foray into mildly decent headphones.
I'm a student so unfortunately my budget is really limited, and as I've got £40 of gift cards for amazon it'd be helpful if the headphones were available for around that price there.
Basically, I really love listening to speakers, I generally prefer it over headphones, however this is obviously something I can't do that often in a student house share... I'm looking for some headphones that can 'replicate' listening to external speakers as much as possible (I know that this is essentially impossible especially in my budget). (Does this mean open-backed cans would be better... I'm not really sure?).
I listen to a wide range of music, including The Cure, Madness (quite a lot of 80's 90's music), The Killers, Scouting for Girls, Billy Joel, Bowie, Busted..., etc. as you can tell a weird mix of stuff...
ATM, I'm considering the Koss Portapros
and I've heard good things about the Monoprice 8323, but not sure on closed vs open backed vs IEM benefits for what I'm looking for...
Sorry that went on for a while!
Thanks for your time