EDIT: Also, left out that I'm looking for Over Ear headphones only. Closed back as well.
I'm in the market for a new pair of cans. I've been looking at these:
V-MODA M-100 (really like the specs / compact folding)
Sennheiser Momentums (love the style / cord, and am under the impression (as of now) that these produce truer sound than M-100)
Audio Technica M-50x (have head amazing things, also have heard they are very true sound)
Keep in mind that I work for Best Buy that can provide me discounts for the VMODA, and Senn, but not for the ATH M50(x). I can get the Momentums, and VMODAs for around the same price (at Best Buy) as ATH M50's (at amazon). Obviously I prefer to purchase the headphones from Best Buy, so again keep that in mind. (You might see the ATH-M50s at best buys website, but they must be from best buy or magnolia, not tiger direct or "marketplace" item, for a valid discount)
I listen to lots of Alternative, but also Pop Punk, EDM, R&B, some Acoustic stuff. Things like We The Kings (new & old), All Time Low, Twenty One Pilots, Small Pools are my favorites.
Exaggeration in bass is not my favorite, and I'd like to consider myself an Audiophile in training. Not that I need 100% flat response, but nothing the muffles any aspects of music. I also create music in Logic Pro, again, ranging from EDM to alternative. What I do in terms of music creation is for FUN. Nothing professional, I just mess around with recordings while I'm with friends.
In addition to your opinions and suggestions beyond what I've mentioned, I do have some general questions:
Drivers: 40mm vs 50mm - is the difference huge? The Momentums only have 40mm, M-100s are equipped with 50mm
Frequency ratings - I want to know what the big deal would be between 16Hz - 22KHz (Momentums), and 5Hz - 30KHz (M-100s). Would I notice?
Magnets - I hear that neodymium in the momentums are much better. But does the high freq. and bigger driver of the M-100 make up for that?
Thanks for anything and everything you guys. I'm completely open to any opinion.
Edited by Newah - 1/29/14 at 11:50am