Hi all. I am 24 and from Australia. I am just beginning to get into the world of audiophile headphones. I don't even really know what to expect from "audiophile headphones". So I am writing this post to ask for any advice or recommendations for choosing a solid pair of headphones that is good for a person like me.
Just to give a bit more info on what I am looking for:
- I listen to any genre (a capella, classical, electronica, indie, rap, rock, R&B - almost anything under the sun really). Therefore the headphones should be able to handle a wide variety of music well AND accurately (e.g. preferably nothing that has overpowering bass). The overall sound has to as balanced as possible
- When listening to music, I am particularly drawn to the vocals. It will be good if headphones can clearly reproduce vocals as clearly as possible, although I am aware the how the music production also inherently affect this.
- My budget is around $200 ($250 max).
- Portability is not a big issue but it would be nice if the headphones were not very bulky. I would be mainly be using these headphones mainly for leisure, but sometimes also for stage sound checks.
Just one more thing. I have read many reviews and heard talk about various types of headphones that might fit the bill: Audio-Technica ATH-M50, Sennheiser Momentum (over ear), AKG K240 (both the studio and the MKII) and AIAIAI TMA-1 Studio. Any input from you guys about these (good stuff or not really worth it?), and are there any others that I should be looking out for?
Really appreciate anything help from you all, so thanks in advance! :)
Edited by HQ27 - 1/19/14 at 4:43am