I am looking for some new over-ear headphones. I would like to get some headphones that are comfortable to wear for long periods, will fit my ears (that are about 70mm tall and 35-40mm wide) and isolate reasonably well, so my work colleagues don't have to listen to my music and I can have some headspace for when I want to just code. I will be powering the headphones with a FiiO E7 and 320 kbit MP3s from a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.
I like to listen to pop, indie, rock and the odd bit of trance, dnb and edm. After much deliberating, I think I have narrowed down the choices to Sony MDR1R, NAD HP50 and B&O H6. The MDR1R appeal because they're the cheapest ($150 used from Amazon), but I have read that the isolation isn't all that great, and the build quality is not the best either. The HP50 looked good from reviews, but I am slightly concerned that they'll be a bit too small for my ears. I can't find much bad things being said about the H6 (other than perhaps the cost), so I am leaning towards them at the moment. Are there any other headphones that you would recommend instead of these?
I live in the UK but am hoping to buy them online in USA in the next few days and get them sent to a friend, who will bring them over sometime next week. I understand that the B&O warranty would be restricted to USA if I buy them in USA.
Which would you recommend that I buy and why?
Many thanks for your help,
Edited by drummerjon - 3/25/14 at 5:15pm