Hey Guys, this is my first post which is kinda of exciting, I was sent here by the guys at overclocked.net, told me I would get better advice.
Sorry about the long intro but this is so you get an idea.
I have been reading your post for a while now and gathered as much info as possible but now it is time for me to get my own pair I need some advice. First, I am no audiophile and have no expertise in sound but do enjoy quality, both in music movies and games. I have never listened to quality earphones but I have the logitech x240 2.1 for work and the logitech ls21 for home. We here in Barbados don't have the wide selection or oppurtunity to go in-store and listen so that is where you guys come in again. I have only used apple and galaxy s4 in-ears if it means anything. So enough of the chit chat, here is what...
What I need it for
I am looking for an all purpose headphone in this order of preference - animation, gaming, iPad(watching series/movies, youtube, etc.), music.
Animation - to be used with adobe after effects and adobe premiere for the purpose of tuning and synchronizing sound effects
Gaming - to be used for racing and some RPG games, NFS and Batman Arkham with possible FPS games in the mix
iPad - generally to watch series online and youtube videos
Music - listen to anything that sounds good but mostly reggae and slow jams/hip hop and even gospel(strange mix huh)
What I am looking for
minimal sound leakage out - when in bed and wifey is sleeping
comfortable - will be on 2-4hrs some days, other 4-8hrs with breaks
straight cable - if coiled must be removable so I can buy straight cable
reasonably built - quality wise must be decent
being able to find pads - whether for comfort, sound, usage, etc
What I would like to have
A decent quality experience, doesn't have to be audiophile stringent
Okay bass for the gaming aspect - can't gauge this as I don't know what is generally accepted but I just want to know it is there but not too over powering that it muffles(not sure this is a terminology to you guys)
What you should know about me
top of head is sensitive - example if I wear a cap the metal button in the top bothers me
big ears - about 2.125" in height
Hight pitch noises tickles my ears
What I am willing to spend - must be on amazon
$75 on new or used - prefer to spend
$100 on new or used - willing to budge if convinced enough it's a good deal or worth the buy.
I have no preference of brand/make, just want something good sounding.
I hope this helps and look forward to your feedback and advice. Thanks
NB - I have read all the guides but nothing is catered to my particular mix, hence my post.