A short introduction: Bas Dalenoord, 19, Dutch and an enterprise developer. I've worked my way up the headphone ladder, starting with a pair of HD201's which my cat professionally destroyed within 2 weeks. CX200 in-ears and a HD205 later I'm currently loving my Yamaha HPH200 for at home and my Sennheiser PX100 for on the go.
I got moved to quite a busy office lately and I want new headphones. Some requirements are:
- Good sound quality
I listen everything from rock to classic to dance/trance
- Decent build quality
I will be taking them with me sometimes...
- Cool on the ears
My HD205's were clamping very much which caused both pain and sweat after half an hour. I love the comfort level of my HPH's which have velours pads...
- Minimal sound leakage
I don't want to disturb collegues...
- No cable noise
Cable noise is not necessary and a sign of bad quality cable in my opinion...
- Neutral sound
I like monitors as they do not overpower the bass, which is the case with cans like Beats...
- Budget: Up to €125
I'll use the cans in combination with my LG Nexus 4 and a Dell laptop, unamped for now. As I've done some research, I stumbled upon the following models:
- Shure SRH 440
They got reviewed as some of the best headphones for office usage
- AKG Q460
I saw quite some references in other 'office headphone' threads here on Head-fi
- Sennheiser HD280 Pro
Looks like a decent pair of cans, but I'm worried about the thigh clamping which is being stated by various reviewers...
Can anyone give me tips upon buying either one of the cans above, or a completely different model?
Edited by bdalenoord - 12/9/13 at 11:02pm