Hi guys. So I've been browsing the forum for a while because it's absolutely fantastic when I need to buy new headphones. However, this time, I seem to have struck a roadblock.
So, I need to buy new headphones/earbuds (No IEMs) but I need them to fit a specific set of conditions.
1. At least decent sound (I listen to a lot of Alt Rock/Indie Rock and female vocals if that helps pick a headphone. Also trip-hop/electronic, and indie pop/pop)
2. Soundproofing (As in, people can't hear what I'm listening to if I have the volume up)
3. Nice design (For example, I really like the AKG Q460, Sennheiser HD 229s and V-Moda M-80 design and colors)
4. Highly portable/compact design.
I have around $200 to spend, but feel free to mention higher priced headphones (i.e $300 or so) because a lot of the times they might be on sale for me.
I was thinking about the Sennheiser HD 25-1 but I really don't like their design and that's one of the biggest things I'm looking for. Even if the sound is worse, if it has a better design I'd rather have it instead because when I'm on the move I don't pay attention to sound much.
So, what would you guys recommend? I already have some ideas in mind. I really like the V-Moda Crossfade M-80 and I think that's my primary choice for now. Secondary choice is probably Beyerdynamic DT1350.
EDIT: And also, I much prefer earbuds to on-ear headphones, so bonus points for earbuds, but not necessary! Keep in mind I do wear glasses so I'd need headphones that are comfortable even while wearing glasses, however, both types work :)
Edited by Yopyop - 2/24/14 at 9:18am