This is my first post on the forums, but I have been reading posts on here for quite a bit.
I am in need of new headphones. I have been looking around quite a bit for a good set of sealed headphones $300 or under.
I will be wearing them at home and when walking around campus, so they need to be somewhat portable, but whether they fold up or not doesn't bother me at all.
I have narrowed them down between the Sennheiser Momentums and the V-Moda XS, which are pretty new.
I know that both headphones are quite different types, but Ive heard a lot of good things from both. They both have very good build quality, which I like.
I originally had it narrowed down between the Momentums and the PSB M4U 1, but I am not a fan of the build quality of the headphones and I do not like how they look (although they look better than the NAD's). Everyone says that they have excellent SQ, so they are still an option...
For MUSIC, I love stuff like Sigur Ros. I also love Jonsi's Go Do album. They seem to have a lot of different instruments in their songs. I would like to be able to hear them all clearly with detail.
I also love ambient/Post Rock such as 'Hammock' and 'Explosions in the Sky', and I also like listening to Indie-Rock such as 'Passion Pit' or 'Phoenix', which can both have some decent bass in their songs. These bands are just some of my favorites, but I listen to a lot of different genres as well.
I want my music such as "Go Do" by Jonsi to still sound lively, but I would still like the detail from the different instruments.
1. Momentums. I LOVE how they look, better than the V-Moda headphones IMO. Ive heard that they are very good all around headphones, which I like.
Obviously the biggest problem is comfort. Besides that, over all, everyone says that the Treble is rolled-off and that the base can be loose, but is it that bad? Are they that dark? There seems to be no one that hates their SQ. Tyll from Inner Fidelity loves them.
2.V-Moda XS. This has recently come on my list. I read a lot of hype about the M80's on the forums, and after hearing that the XS has better, more neutral SQ, I though that they might be a good pick. They look good, the momentums look better, but are only $199 on Amazon right now.
Discomfort aside, which would better suit me? If the momentums, is it worth the extra $100?
So that is why they are on my list, I have already looked at a TON of other headphones. I saw a lot of people recommending the k550, but I do not like how big they are and how they look.
My question is, which headphone would better suit me? I am by no means an audiophile, so thats why I am asking you. $300 is a lot of money and so I would like some advice before I make the plunge! Thanks!