First of all, sorry for my weak english.
I'm kind of new to this Hifi thingy. I used to listen on some premium Bowers & Wilkins speakers that I've "borrowed" from my dad. Since i moved out and i couldn't take them with me, I need an affordable solution for still enjoying music. Big speakers aren't an option because I live in a flat and I dont want to annoy my new neighbours by now :P
So I'm searching for some over-ear headphones for around 150€ that offer a nice resolution because I love to listen very intense and analytical, if you want to call it so.
Anyway, they should still offer a nice, deep, punchy bass that I can still turn down when I want to listen to some classical-ish.
I have a very wide range of taste, from Oldschool Rap like Wu-Tang, over Rock like Rise Against, Disturbed and Neaera to - as mentioned before - some melodic stuff like pianos.
The only requirements are a detachable cable, changeable ear pads if they wear out and that they're closed so I can use them in public, e.g. on bus and that they're kind of neutral. I would use an EQ to adjust the sound to my needs, as far as possible. I'm not that experienced with that and I dont know how neutral they have to be, but since I listen to such a wide range of music, I'm afraid to go for headphones with either intense highs, mids or lows. I do prefer nice, clear vocals in rock, though. A muddy "You give love a bad name" e.g. would be a damn shame. I completely trust you guys there.
My 3 choices for now were:
SHURE SRH440 with 840 Pads
Audio Technica ATH M50x or M40x with an extra ~1m cable. Wether or not i need the extra 90 degrees in public use.
The SHURE's are supposed to be the most neutral of the 3, as far as I read, and they should deliver a nice "analytical sound".
The Audio Technicas are some often recommended phones for every range of music, but tend to have muddy lows and mids, althouth the M40x tend to be more neutral - again - as far as I read.
I couldn't find much about the Marshall's, though. I chose them because they're well made and kind of "slim". Since I want to use them in public and as "daily drivers" that could be the choice for me.
I would love any suggestions for other phones and experiences with the 3 I gave you.
I want to order them in a few days to compare them with each other head to head.
Thanks for taking the time to read my issue and thanks in advance for helping out.
EDIT: Another VERY important thing is the comfort. I listen to music ALOT. So itt could happen that I wear them for ~6 or 7 hours per day.
EDIT2: I DO have an amp. So the D770 250 Ohm for example would be an option. Just to give more information. Helps you to help me, I guess :)
Edited by HowardBateman - 7/17/14 at 9:22am