I'm getting ready to buy my first pair of decent headphones (I'm totally clueless about audiophile gear). I've been listening to music for the past years either through really bad and low-end speakers (on my computer), through stock headphones (Apple buds - iPod Nano user and abuser, I'm on my third, and ~10€ Sony headphones) and for the past ~10 years gaming headsets (Senheisser PC130, Senheisser PC150 and my last pair are ASUS ROG Orion). The speakers and the gaming headsets were always connected to the onboard soundcard, being an audiophile noob, I've never seen the necessity of getting a dedicated soundcard.
I've been inquiring on forums, message boards, asking friends, etc, for the past month or so, and the only suggestion that I liked (as in, inside my budget) was the one from somebody recommending me a pair of Superlux HD-668B. Ever since that day, I've been looking at reviews, videos of unboxing, tests, etc and I've been completely blown away: everybody says wonders about them (for a ~40€ headphone it's amazing!)
But now a new player has appeared: the Superlux HD-681EVO (and let's be honest, aesthetically they put the 668B in a corner). They look more "futuristic", more "gaming", they look absolutely amazing (compared to the 668's, that is). I'd sooner use the 681's in the street than the 668's, if you ask me :D
And now for the million dollar question: which of the two headphones are "better" (bear in mind I'm a TOTAL audiophile noob). I just want a durable and affordable pair of headphones that can be used either on my iPod/smartphone/tablet and on my computer (onboard soundboard, nothing fancy).
Thanks for reading!
Edited by Krait - 6/29/14 at 11:16am