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Looking for multipurpose, entry level headphones

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Hello! 

 

I have owned a pair of Klipsch Image S4's for the last couple of years. I am a swimmer, and recently have started having trouble with the dry skin in my ears causing wearing the ear phones uncomfortable at times. I decided it may be time I ventured into the world of on/over-ear headphones. It is worth noting that I am by no means an audiophile, but can recognize good audio from bad and am by no means frightened by technical information. If necessary I can learn what it all means!

 

The pair of headphones that I have found that seems to fit my criteria is the Logitech UE6000. From the reviews I have read it has been called a bargain at the $200 price mark, and I've found it for $96 on Amazon, so it seems like it is definitely worth the money. It's fashionable enough that I wouldn't be afraid to wear it in front of all my teammates at meets. I travel a lot for meets and the relative portability is a definite plus. I don't listen to any time of music in particular. My library contains everything from The Beatles to Vivaldi to Led Zeppelin to The Magic Flute to Eminem to Daft Punk. The only genre not represented is country. While doing work I often listen to classical or classic rock, but I listen to more bass heavy dubstep/hip-hop/rap while at swim meets. I have heard that the UE6000 is a bit bass heavy and underperforms with classical. Would the performance of the UE6000 be an improvement over my Image S4's, and would my inexperienced ear be able to detect its underperformance in classical? 

 

Thanks! (I apologize for any typos or grammatical/punctuation errors: I'm writing this quite late at night!) 

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Klipsch headphones (at least the ones I have listened to - which do not include the S4) tend to be quite dark and lacking in the highs. I suspect you might find the UE6000 *more* balanced than the Klipsch - but of course YMMV.

And please, if Michael Phelps can wear those cr@ppy Soul 'phones, you certainly should be able to wear the UE6000! tongue.gif

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^Tragic looking image

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