The title pretty much says it all. I need a relatively cheap pair of headphones that sound great on my sucky mp3 player and computer without needing amplification.
I listen to a very wide variety of music (e.g., funk, disco, dub, jazz, instrumental hip-hop, and various electronic genres). As you can tell, having good bass is a necessary condition for the headphones. However, having good bass is far from sufficient for me. The 'phones also need to have good (maybe even better) highs and mids. It seems that I need a very neutral pair.
Above all else, I think that I want the headphones to have a good sound stage and great detail. Imagery is very important to me.
Visual appears does not matter.
They must be comfortable.
I've found one candidate--the AKG K240 Studio for $64. The problem with these is that I've heard they need amping to really sound good. Is this true?
Do you guys have any other suggests?
Edited by JLCain - 12/22/13 at 10:21pm