I have had a pair of Sennheiser HD449s for around 2 years. I broke my first pair and without a receipt Sennheiser replaced them for 34$ (can't complain). That was about 8 months ago, I just broke them again. The cable isn't the strongest, nor am I the most careful, so when the cable or jack move around the sound cuts out from the left speaker. They are the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn, all I want is a removable cable and better bass. I figure after breaking my 2nd pair its time to change. (Is there a way to custom wire my 449s? It did not end well the last time I tried.)
Ive been looking around a lot but can't decide.
Closed back (a lot of nice sennheisers are open back :/)
1/8" jack preferably
Hopefully as comfy as 449s, they are like my ears getting a hug
I use them multiple hours a day, probably ~1400 hours a year, rarely do I take them outside the house, looks or portability aren't an issue. I use them mostly for listening to music from and iPod, or sometimes a stereo. I also use them for listening to podcasts, or gaming.
Right now the best options Ive found:
Keep replacing 449s every time they break
Audio Technica ATH M50x (releasing end of February. M50 with detachable cable)
Shure SRH 840
Sennheiser Momentum around ear (I really dont wan't to spend this much unless it's really worth it.)
Any recommendations or input is appreciated.
Edit: I also play Team Fortress 2 so I want headphones with decent soundstage for locating players by sound. I have Razer surround software, not sure if it really does anything.
Edited by Luneth - 2/2/14 at 9:31am