Up until this point, I've always used cheaper headphones ($40 range), and I'm looking to invest in a pair of nicer cans. I'm currently in high school, so my budget is $150, on Amazon.com, since I happen to have some gift cards there.
I listen to EDM / Indie Rock mostly, and I'm looking for a pair of headphones that I can also use for casual gaming (positioning).
I've done quite a bit of research, but I'm stuck between:
- Creative Aurvana Live! 2
- Audio-Technica ATHM50
- Sennheiser HD 558
- Phillips L1/28 Fidelio
- Shure SRH440
- V-Moda M-80
They're all within my price range (at current discounts), and I've heard that with the foam mod, the Sennheiser HD 558 will sound very similar to the HD598.
I'm hoping that the pair I purchase will last me until I reach university, where I can invest in some higher quality ones.
Any advice is really appreciated, since this is going to be a fairly large purchase for a high school student, and I don't want to make a decision I will regret