This is my first thread here, although I have been snooping around for a while.
I've owned a pair of Sennheiser HD212Pro for the last 6-7 years and have been quite please with them. But they are worn out, to say the least.
I'm looking for a new pair of headphones where noise-isolation is most important, followed by comfort and then sound quality. I will be using these with my laptop, at work and I need them to isolate me as much as possible from co-workers who might occasionally be on conference calls. The reason sound quality is not very important is because I have a bit of a hearing problem from childhood some nerve damage where I have a harder time hearing higher pitch sounds (I could be outside and not hear crickets or birds chirping) and have a bit of tinnitus going on so, yeah, sound quality is not top of the list. This is not to say, however, that I can't appreciate good quality sound. I do, I can tell the difference between a crappy and a good sound system but I prefer my music a tad bit louder than your average Joe. I typically listen to chill out music, dance/electronic music, and a bit of alternative and pop.
The budget should be around $200, if under even better. I'd prefer over-the-ear and not IEMs. I found IEMs uncomfortable (well at least the cheapy ones I tried.) if worn for long hours...
So far I've been looking at older threads, the Shootout: 100+ Portable (full-size) Headphones Compared link and this is what I've come up with so far, in no particular order:
- SoundMAGIC HP100 Premium $180
- Sennheiser HD25-1 II $200
- AKG K181DJ - $90
- UE6000 - $109
These sure have great reviews but not entriely convinced they're worth the extra $ for me.
- NAD Electronics VISO HP50 - $250
- Sennheiser Momentum - $270
Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.