I've been reading the forums on and off for years but never actually had an account until today. The reason I'm now writing is that I'm in dire need of some hints towards best choosing a pair of headphones.
To actually, most adequately, help you guys in pinpointing myself the right pair, I'd gladly share some insight about my musical tastes and so far the cans I could actually get my hands on and liked.
I'm quite the eclectic type of music lover ranging from rock, electro to all sorts of indie and jazz. My best experience so far with a pair of headphones is Koss Porta Pro - I'm actually trying to replicate this exact sound , as much as possible ofc, but buying over-the-ear headphones. My previous quality headphones were most of the times Sennheisers. The most expensive I've ever bought was a pair Sennheiser HD 598 which were far from satisfactory - I've tried them on, with all my musical interests and could not have a found a better listening experience than the one with the Porta Pro with one exception - on a track I could actually hear, almost imperceptible, that it had been digitized from an analogue source - Vinyl. Apart from that, the HD 598, at a whooping price of 180 € failed miserably to impress my hears over the much modestly priced Koss Porta Pro - I've payed 30 € for them.
I do not own a proper musical system - I only listen to music on PC and my Cowon IAudio 9. My PC is equipped with a Creative XFI board.
All hints are highly appreciated and thanks in advance.
Have a lovely day
Edited by daemonas - 2/13/14 at 6:19am