*I already posted this thread but it was in the wrong forum. Forgive the double post.
- Budget - £300
- Uses - 45% music - 35% gaming - 20% movies
- Source - Desktop, Mp3 Player, Smartphone, PS3, Xbox 360
- Requirements for Isolation - I need isolation from the noise of my 8 year-old sister and to make sure she doesn't hear what I'm listening to
- Preferred Type of Headphone - I would like something portable but also full-sized, if that's possible
- Preferred tonal balance - Neutral, warm, clear, as little sibilance as possible
- Past headphones - No experience with high quality headphones. I've always used in-earphones
- Preferred Music - Heavy Metal, Rock, Folk, Hip-Hop, Alternative
- Location - Ireland (EU/UK)
- Other information - I don't mind paying £150-ish for the headphones and then another £150-ish for a portable desktop amp/DAC
- Headsets in mind (Headphones) - Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, PSB M4U1, NAD VISO HP50, AKG K545, Audio Technica ATH-A700X/900X
- Headsets in mind (Gaming Headsets) - Beyerdynamic MMX300, Logitech G930, Astro A40/50, Steelseries H Wireless, Sennheiser PC 363D, Turtle Beach Ear Force XP510
I'm relatively new to audio, specifically headphones, and I can't for the life of me find the ideal pair. I need a set for gaming on my PC, 360 and PS3; listening to music, both on the go and at home; and watching movies. I have a budget of around £300. My computer does not have a dedicated sound card, but it does have a decent inbuilt sound chip and software.
I would like something relatively portable, reliable, comfortable, sound isolating, neutral and clear in its sonic signature, surround sound, and versatile for a variety of different applications. I am limited, however, because I have larger than average ears. All the units I've been looking at, including the NAD VISO HP50's, all have small earcups.