Been lurking here for probably a couple of years now, and started out with my Creative Aurvana Live headphones, after reading about it on here.
They've been working flawlessly up until last night, when the left phone stopped working. Seem to be a wire issue, so I could re-cable it, but I figure it's as good a time as any to upgrade.
I've been very fond of the CAL!, but I'm still not really all too sure what I want from a headphone.
Few points about my experience with the CAL!:
+ Good amount of bass, definitely don't want more though.
+ I found them fun to listen to.
- Hard to tell instruments apart.
- While they are comfy, the headband was quite uncomfortable after extended use.
- Too small cups/pads. Often got sore ears from them after a few hours of use.
Like my title says, my absolute maximum is 200 pounds (250 euros). I'd like it to be under, but I can go up to that.
I have no amp, dac or anything, and am just running directly from my Galaxy S5, and realtek onboard on my pc. I could get one, but it needs to fit in the budget.
I live in Denmark, so I need to order from somewhere in Europe, for example amazon.co.uk or thomann.de
I've been looking at the Fidelio X1 and also the Sennheiser HD 598, but both are probably a problem for me.
X1 because they seem to be non-existent all of a sudden, and I don't think the HD 598's go too well with my music preferences. Might be wrong, but I'll list them here:
Once in a while:
I'm looking for over-ear headphones, preferably with a detachable cable. Need good comfort, and non fatiguing, as I'll use them at least 5 hours a day, some days more.
They can be either open or closed, whatever fits my music tastes the best. Wont be taking them out of the house.
Thanks in advance.