This is my first post after much lurking and searching. Thanks for such a great community.
I'm looking for headphones for a dual purpose: closed cans that isolate well enough to be used for monitoring at-home vocal recording and a bit of sound editing, as well as being used on-the-go with my iPod Touch, in part on airplanes. The Onkyo headphones and Amperiors both get terrific reviews.I listen to jazz, pop, some instrumentals, rock and lots of vocalists, including women vocalists.
The Amperior close-out prices make them $10 less than the Onkyos! But I'm wondering about comfort issues with both. I'm 5-1, with small head and ears (yeah, I'm vaguely proportionate). I've got the Amperior on order from egghead to make sure I snag that great $139 price.
My at-home headphones are old but pristine Senn HD 545s. Of course, they are open, and bleed too much sound to be used for recording.
Anything else I should be looking at? Are there some small, light circumaurels I should consider? I'd like to stay under $200 and preferably under $150.