I'm looking for a new pair of (semi)portable over-ear headphones, mainly for listening to music.
The genres i listen to are: (Chill) Trap, Drum and Bass, Future Garage, Hip Hop, Rap, Liquid and Alternative Rock just to name a few, so good bass is a must but i don't want it to be overpowered (like Dr. Dre Beats), mids and high need to be decent too.
My other demands are:
-Decent build quality, since i will be using them outdoors and at school as well and i will be carrying in my backpack along with some books, a laptop etc, and just for the overall experience.
-Removable cable, since i've had lots of broken cables over the years and i've already murdered a Nokia BH-604 while it was in my backpack :P.
-Not necessarily noise-cancelling but i don't want too much sound to leak.
-Not too extreme or too basic, i like classic designs (like the Fidelio L1) and modern designs (like the Custom One Pro or ATH-M50) that aren't too 'showy'.
-No need for an AMP, i'll be using them with my smartphone and laptop.
I've already done some research myself and this is what i've looked at and/or tried so far (didn't read detailed reviews on all of them and/or try them all):
-Beyerdynamic DT 770 (tried these): Nice headphones, great build quality (but i didn't really like the plastic shells), no detachable cable, really comfy, design is a bit boring and not really my taste, sound is great but doesn't really fit the music i listen to, maybe a bit too big.
-Beyerdynamic DT 990 (tried these): Same as the DT 770, sound is slightly better but of course lots of sound leakage because of the open design.
-AKG K 167 (tried these): Meh build quality, meh sound, okay design, not that comfy.
-Philips Fidelio L1 (haven't tried): Nice design, look like they've got a decent build and sound quality, from what i've read they do have noticable sound leakage.
-Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro (haven't tried) Nice design, look like they've got a decent build quality, like the customization, from what i've read the sound seems good but not great, the bassport seems like a nice feature, look comfy.
-Audiotechnica ATH-M50 (haven't tried) good sound but too balanced, no detachable cable (although there are mods), okay design.
-Teufel Aureol Real: (haven't tried) good sound but too balanced, look a bit plasticky and not that sturdy, okay design, can try them for 8 weeks with a full refund, cheap compared the rest.
The only two i would consider buying out of this list are the Fidelio L1 and the Custom One Pro.
My budget is 150-200 dollar's/100-150 euro's, but i am willing to spend a bit more for a substantially better headphone.
Hopefully you guys can help me out, thank you in advance :).
Edit: ordering from China and/or a Chinese brand isn't a problem for me, i've got 2 earphones, 1 headphone and 2 smartphones from China and they're all great.
Edited by Remcom00 - 1/4/14 at 3:01pm