I joined here while looking through the internet for a "budget" set of good cans. I found a lot of ones I've never heard of before & am looking for some help in picking out my first "proper" set of cans. Having said that I don't plan on getting an amp for now these will be strictly for home use plugged into my receiver mostly for vinyl/cd playback.Main reason for "budget" is I'll likely be buying two pair one for me & a set for my daughters(14) Vinyl rig. I'd like to keep the cost around $60 but might go as far as $100.
I listen to a wide variety of music what I'm after is solid bass response with good mids & highs. I'm particularly sensitive to high frequencies so I'd prefer "laid back" to "forward" I guess. I wear glasses & have a pretty big melon, wear a 7 3/4 fitted cap. Would like to be able to listen confortably for several hours with glasses & hat on. Not that I'll always have them on but I'll likely have one or the other on. I live about 90 miles west of Chicago which means I basically live in a cornfield. So auditioning most if not all on the list is basically impossible for me to do. Last store I was in that had demo headphones were 90% Beats by Dre or Bose which all sounded like crap to me. Prices are all from Amazon, there may be cheaper ways of getting some like the Somics.
My ever expanding list of contenders as of now are:
Pinoeer SE-A1000 $60 Amazon
Superlux HD668B $43.29 Amazon
Somic MM185 $53.99 Amazon
Somic MH463 $56.99 Amazon marketplace
Pushing the limit of the budget would be:
Sony MDR-7506 $79.99 Amazon
NVX XTP100 $99.00 Amazon
Edited by vondoom88 - 9/12/15 at 10:16am