I have done my googling and well I'm fairly new to the whole being an audiophile..
I tried googling up the loudest but I just couldn't find what I wanted so I decided to register on here as these forums kept coming up.
That being said, some background:
I use VLC and network stream videos from youtube, right now quality isn't an issue because I stream 1080 but aside from that (and I am aware that youtube
doesn't have the best quality sounds), My current headphones have never been able to utilize anything that sounds good enough.
I have a line in to another computer which I use to listen to music and browse while gaming (to avoid alt tabbing but forget about my rig) so I can get away with
microphone boosting but I can only go so loud before the song loses it's quality.
Anyways, I have the Asus Xonar Essence STX (on the main computer with the headphones )which amazing for the first time my siberias actually shook when I had dubstep playing (only some songs) on the main computer which was great, I ended up rewiring and setting the line in to the Xonar.
My problem is that my headphones, Siberias V2 (just the regulars not the usb, so it connects to my sound card), sounds very QUIET, My LG earphones that came with my samsung galaxy S2 are in comparison crazy loud.
I used to have razer megalodons (first edition) which were crazy loud as well but the driver on it froze and I couldn't get a replacement.
So as it stands, I want something louder than my earphones I got cause I can't believe some stock headphones are beating out my siberias which I paid $90 for.
(I also suspect it's gotten weaker over time as this has happened with a few of my crappier headphones)
I don't normally listen to music very loud, usually 1-2 hours a day if not less or even at all, BUT when I do, I want it loud and the headphones shaking.
Anyways, I've covered enough, somethings I researched and probably will help:
Over-ear headphones are a MUST for me, My left ear tends to twitch/move a lot so On-Ears just hurt after long usage or slip off which causes intensive rage.
Open and closed back designs are preferred, I want louder so I don't care about the music being broadcasted because this is within the comforts of my home and I expect myself to be listening to music loud enough that talk while listening just wouldn't be possible.
Other than that, I have no idea what I'm talking about, I looked at Sennheiser but the specs didn't make sense to me, I read somewhere that Ohms and frequency rate determine how much better they are but they didn't seem that much better than the siberias, but again I'm used to building computers, not doing audio/mic stuff.
My budget is $300 but I will go up to $600 (I can get something worth 300 now and save for 600 so realistically I want a 300 but if you got an ideal set in mind that costs more feel free to list it)
Thank you for taking the time, I put a lot of information to help you guys, help me as much as possible. >.<
I listen to dubstep, heavy metal, and classical. But I go for orchestra and other types of music as well. Generally song that have that "epic" feeling, I have in my playlist
Edited by Monckey100 - 11/30/13 at 11:59pm