After 3,4 years using Solo Beats they finally broke and it was clearly a godly sign, that i should get me some new headphones.
Searching through forums etc. i gave the highgly acclaimed M-100 a shot. I had them for like 2 weeks and that is how i feel about them:
At first, they didn't blow my mind like i have imagined they would do but after a while, i started to like the sound signature and enjoyed it. I wasn't even forced to EQ the **** out of them like i did on my Solos. Besides that i find them quite dark, bassy and a bit demanding/exhausting. I love how the m100 are built and the concept behind the headphone but i just find them too uncomfortable and the noise-isolation is quite lacking compared to the so much hated Beats Solo. Please don't get me wrong, i know how the Solo's are lacking in sound and whatsoever but they kind of did their job and didn't felt like a burden.
I listen to music all the time. Like really often (at home/on the road/studying etc). Therefore they have to be comfortable , noise-isolating and portable, light. I listen to a wide range of music (radiohead, björk, toro y moi, death grips, vampire weekend) but mainly hiphop and electronic music. They shouldn't cost more than ~230 bucks and are preferably on-ear since i want to use them in summertime without sweating.
I thought about trying the M80s but i guess they are on par with the M100s if we're talking about isolation and comfort?
I was once in a shop trying out some other headphones, one of them were the Momentum and i felt like the M100 were soundwise superior (just skipping through my music libary for 5 minutes). Should i get HD 25 or any other suggestions?
TL;DR: Need new headphones:
- very comfortable/light (listen to music all the time)
- noise isolating
- durable/built well
- listen to mainly hiphop/electronic music (but also radiohead, björk, toro y moi, death grips, vampire weekend etc)
- maximum budget 230 bucks
- preferably on-ear (using in summertime without sweating)
Thank you for your time.
Edited by lachfalte - 12/28/13 at 9:13am