Hey there, ive recently become fed up with poor quality gaming headsets (which i used for games and music) after I received my current headphones, which im in the process of returning. After spending the last 3 days going over various websites and reviews for headphones im in need of some advice. Basically my setup will be whichever headphones i decide to purchase being primarily plugged into my computer (onboard 7.1 surround sound or) along with me buying a clip on microphone for skype. Initially I was leaning towards the Grado SR80i I believe they are called, however they do leak alot, which is fine, id be using them at home anyway, however i have concerns about the mic picking up my music etc. Ive also found that while I read one review boasting about how good a headphone is, I find another saying how poor it is. Sound is subjective I know but as this is my first glance into the world of decent sound I want to be reassured im going in the right direction. Last but not least I mainly listen to Trance, Hardstyle, dubstep, house, pretty much anything "hard" and electronic so im assuming I need something that wont buckle under pressure of these songs, however I do listen to softer music, Lana Del Ray, indie bands, even classical. I guess what im saying is that I want headphones which can handle my main musical genre, but still be good all round (but mainly for electronic) :P
Budget will be mainly around the 100ish pounds mark, however I could be pushed to go a little further if needed.
Headphones ive been looking at so far:
Audio Technica M50
House of Marley Exodus
Sony Prestige MDR-1R
Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO Headset - 80 OHM
Out of the ones listed id say ive been primarily interested in the Grados, Phillips and Beyerdynamic DT770 as people have said the DT770 is good for electronic.
EDIT: About DACs etc, im willing to purchase the
Any feedback and/or questions are appreciated and if ive placed this in the wrong forum section I do apologise, its late here and im about to go to bed, just posting it now in the hopes of some replies to wake up to.
Oh and about build quality and comfort, obviously id like something that looks, feels and fits nice, however im mainly talking about sound quality at the moment.
Edited by btar93 - 1/7/14 at 6:23pm