This is my first post and I am quite the noob when it comes to headphones, amps, etc. I created this account because I have wanted to buy my first quality pair of headphones but have been struggling to find the perfect pair. I listen mostly to rap and hip-hop, alternative rock, occasionally pop and because I am anonymous on here I will admit I may listen to Britney and others from time to time...
but I digress..
I am looking to spend ~$200 (obviously less is better) and have the following preferences in order of priority: sound quality, comfort, build, looks.
That being said, I often use appearance as the tie-breaker when headphones come up relatively even.
I will be using these mostly while at home but often times commuting and on busses/trains so quality leakage prevention and isolation are also necessary.
The following is the list that I have made having completed as much research as I feel I can on my own and I would love to hear your guys opinions and suggestions regarding the following headphones and any you may feel are superior within my price range, etc. In no particular order:
Audio Technica ATH-M50
Beyerdynamic Custom Pro One
I am also very unsure of the whole "amp" thing and would prefer headphones that do not need one as I would assume they are a hassle for portability, and wouldn't want to spend additional money - but please correct me if that sounds foolish, ignorant, or incorrect. Most headphones seem to have very long cords and prove to be annoying for simple commutes walking through town and I am not sure if an amp would be doable for me in those situations.
I really appreciate your guys help/suggestions! Thanks!!