I am new here - even tho I actually checked this forum a lot as a guest. I found a lot of answers, but in the end I still wanted to ask for my personal case.
I am looking for a portable set (Ear/Headphones+Amp+MP3/MP4 player) or desktop set (Headphone+Amp). I listen 90% of the time J-Pop, J-Rock and anime songs (Vocaloid, Girls Dead Monster, EGOIST, Nana Mizuki, Kanako, LiSA, azusa, Mizuki Nana etc...).
- I am looking for the something good with the artists I quoted, so I especially care for female vocal being clean. I love having bass as long as voice is really neat.
- My budget is about $800/1200 ($300-500 headphone, $300 amp, $200-300 player if outside) but can vary.
It is kind of an emergency. because I made the mistake (or not?) to buy the M-100 based only on the reviews and I have only a few days to return it.
Actually I had a V-80 before (still have it) and I kinda liked it, and this M-100 is good as well. But after some check it seems it's especially for rap, metal, techno etc... and for my type of music AKG or Sennheiser could do better. In other hand it seems M-100 is the best for outside use so I'm confuse.
My first "good" headphone was the AKG K701 that I coupled to a macbook years ago... I had to sell it because I was still a student without money, but I'll always remember that eargasm!
Cons is that it's definitely not for outside use. I also bought some AKG K375 recently, the voices and the bass are really nice inside, but outside the M-100 totally pwned them.
What do you people think? And what are your recommendations for both outside and inside?
Is inside giving better sound details?
Is the K701 too old or still fine?
P.S: - I got the M-100 for half the price (180).
- I can get the K-701 for the same price (189 + shipping)
- For inside I currently have a VAIO laptop, thinking to switch to Macbook air (sound might go better?).
Edited by MasanoVX - 4/9/14 at 7:39am