I've been lurking this forum for quite some time, but I haven't found a precise answer to my problem, so I decided to ask it here .
I'd like to buy a new pair of over-ear headphones for use at home. I plan on using them mainly for music and for some pc gaming.
Initially I was interested in the Brainwavz HM5 (or the Jaycar clone), but its lack of bass made me look for alternatives. That's when I found the Somics (mh463 and EFI82-MT), which seem to be a fantastic bargain, but I also found the Takstars (HI2050 and Pro80) which are also considered as awesome cheap headphones. The problem is that I don't know which one of these 4 I should choose.
Can anybody compare these?
The headphones in my possession are:
-Creative Aurvana Live! - I like them a lot, but its pads are a tad too small for my ears
-My brother's Denon D1100 - I find them too bassy and uncomfortable
-V-moda M80 - I find them perfect for portable use.
As you can see, all my headphones are closed back, so I'm inclined to buy a pair of open ones, so the mh463 or the hi2050, but I've read that the closed ones, the EFI-82 MT and the Pro80, are considered by some people better than the previous 2.
I mainly listen to rock, but sometimes I also listen to electronica and symphonic music. I like the bass on the CALs but if there were less of it I'd be happy anyway.
I'm not going to do any mods on them, except for changing the earpads (Turtle Beach for the mh463 and HM5 for the EFIs), and I have a big head (I can barely fit my v-modas).
If anyone has a better solution without spending much more I'l be glad to listen. I am from Italy, so some headphones might not be convenient to import or they cannot be bought here.