Hi, first post. I wanted you to rec me good headphones that are reasonably priced (US$100-150 would be what I'm aiming for, though a bit more wouldn't be that bad).
I mainly would use them for listening to music. I listen to a plethora of genres: hip hop, electronic (idm, downtempo, garage, glitch, etc etc), jazz, progressive rock, metal (many subgenres, growing off it a bit), alt rock, post rock, pop, folk, hardcore, a bit of classical, post-hardcore, blah blah blah. I don't expect there to be a headphone that plays all of them flawlessly (I specially enjoy sound fidelity in electronic, prog, hip hop, jazz, post rock and such); anyways, I'm open for all sorts of recs.
Also, perhaps, maybe, I might get a bit into creating music via DAWs (for leisure, nothing serious), so bonus points for that!
As of now, I have a pair of ATH ANC27 (active noise cancelling). The sound quality is decent (a bit bass heavy but I like my bass), yet they are not very comfortable (they clamp hard and I get weary of them in a while); I also got tired of all the hassles of ANC (I bought them without much knowledge about headphones). I also have an iPod Classic. I mainly listen in my computer, and less often in long bus rides. I do not own an audio amp, interface, or custom soundcard at the moment.
I was looking at different headphones - the classic ATH M50's, Beyerdinamic DT 770, KRK KNS 8400, etc. It's a bit overwhelming how many choices there are out there. I'm basically looking for something with great sound quality for the price, and that is comfortable for long sessions - I wear glasses for reading and studying, might mention that.
So yeah, rec me headphones. Thanks!
Edited by nc nc - 12/6/13 at 10:16am