Ok so I recently started the ny train/subway commute to work. I quickly realised an hour and a half without music sitting in train cars is not my favorite thing, so I want to pick up something for music listening both from my HTC one and my cowon s9 (if I can get the volume working, had to take out the button bc it would either hold down volume up or down and either mute everything or blast my ears. It's set at a good volume for my car but I can't change it bc there is only the hard outside buttons I removed. Any solutions for this would also be appreciated, as it is the volume is locked at a level too loud cor most headphones)
My budget is $100-180, but has some flexability. So far I have picked out 3 headphones that are all different but seem to fit the need and have good reception on here.
Shure se215spe - in ears, closed, small and convenient, no hair mess up on the way to work.
Audio technica ath-m50x - over ears, closed back, bigger and harder to store, headband design looks similar to my ultrasones so it should be comfy.
Sennheiser hd558 - over ears, open back, biggest of the 3, should be the biggest sounding. Not sure how much the open back design leaks audio out (even on off peak times trains can be crowded and I want to be courteous to others) but I like an open back so I'm not 100% deaf to the outside world.
Other - open to suggestions.
I have experience with better audio and these won't be my first set just what I use for commuting. I currently have ultrasone PROline 2500 at my pc which I find to be comfortable for all day wearing and I love the big open back sound they give. Their sound profile fits me pretty good and with an eq imho I have no complaints. I also have AT ath-pro5v headphones which I relegated to use while doing yard work, after an hour the ear cup design starts hurting my ears. I also had ultrasone 450 I got real cheap I used them.once and they were ok, but they have something where the right earphone doesn't work anymore and I don't even know where they are right now.
I listen mostly to rock and metal, from zep, to soundgarden, to tool, to apc, to Sabbath, to meshuggah, to the hives, to the Bronx. There is also the rap and hip hop I listen which is for the most part old school east coast ny stuff that is backed by all jazz and blues, and Midwest and southern stuff too. Mixed in is some jazz, blues, as well as some mariachi stuff. I also have some edm think daft punk, justice, deadmau5, some dubstep but mostly I stick to small band stuff.
Thanks for the help.
Edited by Souldriver - 5/6/14 at 11:48am