So my Bose OE1 stopped playing in one ear, and now it's probably time to start looking to buy some new ones. Trouble is, I don't really know what I want :P
I'm mainly gonna be using them at home as I've started using IEMs when I'm out, so isolation isn't that important, for music, Skype/Hangouts and gaming.
So I don't know whether to get a "gaming" set, one's that would be better for music (I quite like V shape / sparkle) or a more balanced pair. Considering that I'm mainly going to be using them at home, and that I hardly used my OE1 out, I wouldn't need another portable headphone, which really just gives me too much choice -_-
Bose OE1 -
I liked how light and comfortable they were, although they would start to get uncomfortable after a couple of hours. I'm by no means an audiophile (or else I wouldn't have owned the OE1) but overall the sound was decent, with the lower end being a bit boomy, and unclear for my liking. As for gaming, they sounded good too, minus the boomy.
One's I've been looking at:
- Senheisser HD 25 II
- Audio Technika ATH M50 / M50X (bit expensive but if the removable cable is worth it...)
- CAL! 2
- Grado s80i / Alessendro MS1
- MEElectronics Atlas - not that many reviews on it, but I think it looks pretty good
- Beyerdynamic Custom one pro - quite like the tuneable bass ports on these
- Senheisser HD558
Bose OE2 - I can get these for £80 which is why they're still an option (even if it's just to resell, and then I could use that extra dough for some of the more expensive ones)
Others that are around the same sort of price :
AKG K 240
Fischer Audio FA-004
Beyerdynamic DT 860 or the DT990 or the PRO700
KRK KNS 8400
- Senheisser 280Pro
Philips Fidelio X1
Don't really want to spend more than £120ish, but over £150 really is pushing it. I don't really want to get an amp or anything, but I might be getting a ASUS Xonar DG sound card soon.
As you can tell, I'm literally clueless so any help would be great!
Edited by AgentJ - 2/18/14 at 9:34am