(Edited thread title with update)
Greetings to Head-Fi from Australia!
I've been pawing over the website in search of my perfect headphones. Just as I read a review that fit me to a tee, I find out they're discontinued and almost impossible to get. Living in Australia can prove to be a little frustrating with getting good quality second hand goods, and generally everything has quite a serious mark-up as it is.
I have managed to find only one retailer who has the D2000's, and they're $530aud, a bit out of my price range.
I spend most of my time at the computer in the same room as my partner, so I would prefer them to be closed, or minimal leakage.
Most of my time spent at the computer, is gaming>movies>music. I consider myself a lover of very strong bass, however probably not overpowering so that I lose too much detail. I should note that I'm yet to hear too much bass from headphones, though...
I've had a relatively poor track record with headphones;
I received some beats (solo?) headphones with my HTC ONE for free, and find them terribly uncomfortable, and terrible sounding.
I used to own a set of Sennheiser HD448 which were fine, but without any real articulation to the bass, I felt they were underwhelming.
I currently use a steelseries 7h gaming headset, and again, the sound just feels lifeless and tinny. They also hurt my ears after a couple hours.
I am open to amping and using a DAC in the future. I am willing to take a hit in sound quality for now, if I can look forward to amping in a few months.
I listen to all walks of music, however the larger quantity of my time would be spent listening to the likes of electronic, alternative and a spattering of rock and metal.
My very basic budget for the headphones is around the $300AUD mark (270USD) (200EUR). However I am a downright crazy when it comes to quality and good sales pitches, so if something is THAT much better, I would probably be willing to go to $400AUD.
My research landed me on the Denon ah-d2000 model headphones, however they seem to be quite difficult to get a hold of in Australia. I found some for sale on Ebay from the UK for about $280, however they have a "wire braid is worn near the jack end and showing the white padding underneath". Is this still a worthwhile purchase? Is this an easy to fix problem?
I have also considered v-moda m-100's, though I hear they can be quite uncomfortable.
Looking for headphones similar to Denon ah-d2000
Play games, watch movies, listen to electronica/alternative/rock-metal
Prefer Over Ear
Amping/DAC in future
Thanks for your time, everyone.
Edited by Shibleh-Fi - 12/19/13 at 4:55pm