Hi guys, another 300$ headphones thread from a newbie
TL,DR: 300$ closed circumaural headphones with good passive noise isolation, built quality/design, portability & obviously sound quality.
I am looking for a closed back circumaural headphone around 300$, I can budget for more (4-500$) but around 300$ is what I am comfortable spending. I am a music enthusiast so I will be using these mostly for music. I also watch a lot of tv shows and movies on my computer so once in a while I'd like to use my headphone for it as well. I am not a "bass-head" or at least I don't think I am.
I currently own a AT AHD-700 open ear and I love it, it's very comfortable and the sound quality is great for what I paid (100$ Oct 2010). The reason I want to buy a closed back is better noise isolation, better sound quality and portability (atm I use and prefer earphones when i am out but I might start using headphone if I have it).
Build quality and design are also important as I will possibly use them on the go.
I have spent a fair amount of time doing research as I don't know a store in Sydney where I can audition headphones.
This is the list that I came up with:
Sennheiser Momentum $289 AUD (grey imports)
PSB M4U-1 $289-299 AUD (AU stock)
Sony MDR 1R $270 AUD (AU stock)
NAD VISO HP50 $349 AUD (AU stock)
BW P7 $424 AUD (AU stock)
These are the bands/singers that I listen to the most in the last 12 months.
Lorde (Indie Pop)
Birdy (Indie Pop)
Linkin Park (Rock)
Muse (Alternative Rock)
Arctic Monkeys (Indie Rock)
Daft Punk (Electronic)
Ludovico Einaudi (Classical/Piano)
Edited by NeoWilson - 12/23/13 at 9:04pm