I'll cut right to the chase: I'm looking for a solid pair of over the ear headphones for use in both my home and a possibly noisy office environment, as well as for use on public transportation. I care about sound quality, so I want my headphones to provide great sound (especially at $300) but I do need at least solid sound isolation so that I can focus in a busy area.
From reading other threads, here's some information I think might be useful:
- I listen to a lot of Rap and other Hip-hop, Pop and Dubstep with a sprinkling of awesome movie and video game soundtracks. I want my bass to be heavy and offer some punch, but I don't want to lose definition elsewhere, so I definitely don't want something like Beats which sacrifice full-range quality for pure bass. Ideally, I'd have headphones well suited to all of these genres.
- I need sound isolation at the very least, and noise canceling is even better. I don't mind the "pressure" that some people describe and like being able to work in silence, so closed-ear, sound isolating or noise canceling are necessary features.
- I just tried the Sennheiser Momentums as they seemed to offer what I needed, and while I enjoyed using them for a few days I found their "oomph" lacking and the ear cups were too small for my ears, making extended listening sessions (something I do a lot while coding) uncomfortable quickly.
I've looked at:
- Sennheiser Momentum
- Sennhesier PXC 450
- Bose QC 15's (who hasn't)
- PSB M4U 2's
Honestly though I probably have no idea what to look for, which is why I'm here for your recommendation.
I also use earbuds for on-the-go listening and have been a proud owner of the Klipsch s4i series for the past few years. I really like them and they are an absolute steal for their price.
Edited by Ombi-Fi - 12/4/13 at 3:33pm