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Head-Fi Buying Guide (Ultra-High-End Headphones (Summit-Fi))
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Considering you have a headphone for your dub-step etc needs, then the Skullcandy Aviators would make a fine choice for your other needs. Being closed, efficient and good sounding, reasonably balanced, circumaural and fairly comfortable with a bit of street cred in the looks department.
As with anything headphone if you can listen before you buy, that is wise, as comfort and signature are contingent to the user.
The Grados (Sr60, Sr80 and Sr125 and Alessandro MS1) are good headphones particularly if you like "aggressive/forward" sound signatures, however they will leak sound and comfort is an issue with a greater percentage of the population. Some like their looks (retro) but I think compared to the "Beats" appeal market, many would described them as dorky.
Sennheiser Amperiors may be worth considering and they can be picked up fairly cheap at the moment.
I would take a pair a pair of Amperiors over a Grado SR80 anyday, but that is what opinions are all about.
Just went back and read that you were only 14, my recommending the Audeze LCD-2, no way I would expect a 14 year old to want or be able to purchase a $1000 headphone . That being said I got my first pair or headphones (Grado SR-80's) around 15 and they started me on my path to better headphones so don't be suprised when one day your buying yourself a $1000 pair! I would definately recommend the Grado's over the Skullcandy one's, but if looks are that important have you checked out VModa's Crossfade LP's? They are currently around $140 on Amazon, but they frequently have them as a deal of the day for much less. I actually picked up a pair for $69 recently as a headphone to use when traveling and was actually quite suprised by them. Very heavy on bass and I think they would go well with your musical taste (Black Key's, Arctic Monkeys are both bands I listen too and are perfect for those headphones). I would say they are better than both Beats and Aviators which I both disliked. Hope that helped a little.
I don't want a Beats like headphone. I can't stand beats. Ugh.
I've heard about the M80 though but it's like ~$200
AKG 701 for rock music? Are you sure about that? They are known more as a large soundstage/bass light headphone for more classical stuff. What are you using to amp them?
Then again, I like the HD800 for some rock music because of the quick decay. Slower headphones really show their limitations on speed metal. Need to kill the brightness first though.
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