I’m a noob looking to buy closed headphones. I’ve followed this forum for about one month now and I’ve read a lot of articles and reviews (great forum btw!!). It looks like that the more I read, the more confused I am. There’s so many choices and, worse, not everyone seems to agree on everything.
So let me explain what I’m looking for:
Closed headphones to listen continuously in a lousy open space at work (8 hours a day). I listen to pretty much everything but mostly Indie, Alternative, Rock and Metal.
My main requirements are (from most important to less important):
- Noise leaking
- Sound obviously ;)
I’m thinking of spending at most 100€ (120$ +-). From what I read, it looks like the ATH-M50(x) would be perfect. I live in Portugal and, unfortunately, everything is much more expansive here and a lot of brands are not available locally. Ordering them from international sites like amazon is possible but shipping and importing fees make a huge difference in the price.
Here’s a few examples of prices:
ATH-M50x: 180€ (amazon) – ( if only they were 50€ less expansive :( )
ATH-M40x: 120€ (local)
Sennheiser HD 439: 59€ (local)
Sennheiser HD 380 PRO: 106€ (local)
Any help/sugestion would be greatly appreciated.
PS – Sorry for my bad English