I'm looking for a good pair of over the ear closed headphones that create a create a great seal and don't let in outside noise. My budget is ~$150 (I know, pretty low), and I want to make sure I explore all my options before I pull the trigger on a pair.
I don't own any over the ear heaphones, but I currently own a pair of Shure SE215s and have had them since they were released. They have been a great pair of in-ear for me and are what I currently use while I study and listen to music.
I've been researching quite a bit over the last week looking into headphones in my budget and have come across a few headphones:
For noise-canceling, I have looked into bose and they seem to be out of the budget and I hear the audio quality isn't necessarily the best. A buddy of mine uses the ATH-ANC7b and I have tried them out and decided I don't care too much for the audio quality and the noise cancelling wasn't that great. I've also looked at the Logitech UE line 6000 and 9000 (apparently I've missed a few deals on them over the last couple of weeks though) and they looked promising from the reviews I've read.
Without noise cancelling: I've looked at the ATH-M50s, of course, and they don't seem like a bad buy, but they do seem over-hyped. I've also looked into the v-moda m-80s (and m-100s, but those are a little too high in price for me) and they seem okay but from what I read they look like they allow outside noise to enter. I've also ventured into a few other headphone models, but they're names escape me right now.
Basically, I am looking for a something that supplies a great listening experience and that doesn't allow noise from the outside world in (to an extent) and also aren't loud so others can hear them around me. Style, comfort, and portability are also factors too, but I am open to all suggestions.
EDIT: I should also add that my musical preferences varies but I do enjoy RHCP, rock, hip hop, acoustic, and funk/electroswing (so a wide range)
If anyone can give me some input it would be greatly appreciated,
Edited by stin - 12/22/13 at 8:37pm