Hello. Like almost everyone else, I'm looking for some good, well-priced headphones, But obviously I have some specifications:
1. I commute 2.5 hours a day (total) by train. I take three different trains. Mobility is important. However, I am more than willing to sacrifice mobility for sound quality. Sound quality is my top priority.
2. I listen to many things, but I really like jazz, classical, blues, and classic rock. So, bass is not very important to me, and lots of bass is definitely NOT something I want. Important things include: 3-D soundscape and highs/mids
3. A little story. I've been using iPod earbuds forever, and I figured I might as well upgrade since all I do on the train is listen to music. About five years ago, i bought Sennheiser HD280 Pros. I hadn't used them in years, though, and today I tried them out and remembered why. To me, they barely sounded better than my 20 dollar iPod earbuds. The highs sounded very muffled, and overall sound seemed distant lacking in depth. Not to mention they were very uncomfortable.
4. I really don't want to spend more than 100. But I really want something high quality--something that is almost indistinguishable from ~300 dollar headphones to an average listener. Does this exist?
From reading this website and forums, I understand that IEMs might be best for me, considering the mobility aspect. However, I'm concerned that I could get much better over-ear headphones for the same price. If I get IEMs, will I really be sacrificing that much at this price point?
Anyway, I'd like to hear what you all have to say. Thanks in advance.
Edited by za51 - 2/14/14 at 7:14pm