Type: Closed over ear, preferably portable
Source: HTC One M8, Nexus 7. No amp.
Music: Rock/Metal/Synthpop.... Bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron Maiden, Coldplay, Green Day, Maroon 5, Train, System of a Down, The Lumineers etc. Some occasional punk like My Chemical Romance. I also listen to some Classic Rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles, the Stones, etc. Some occasional classical music as well. Recordings are mostly good 192bit MP3, FLAC or Spotify streams.
I'm looking for a good headphone in the midrange price category....
I've heard the V-Moda M100 and the Sennheiser Momentum in action, and I felt that while the Momentum was clearer in the mids and crisper with highs, sound output was a bit low when powered by my Nexus 7. At the same time, the M100 was a bit bassy with slightly recessed mids and okay highs. However it was much louder than the Momentums when powered by the N7 2013. Also, I love how the M-100s fold up to a small mass and how rugged they are.
But the Momentum seemed to be crisper with sound, with the delineations of instruments being better... Don't know if that's true or just my biased opinion, as I didn't have much time with the Momentum.
I also tried out the so-called bass head headphone, the V-Moda LP2. My ears will never forgive me for this experience. Had ear pain for hours after trying those bass maniac cans. 😐
Now I've only tried the Momentum for a few minutes, and spent a few days with a friend's M100s. So the low power issue that I noticed might be because I tried the Momentum at a busy Dubai airport shop, whereas I got to use my friend's M100 in the quiet of my home.
There are also other headphones like the UE6000, Sennheiser HD7 DJ, Focal Spirit One and others that I haven't tried on.
Can someone with a bit of experience please help me out?