- Aug 25, 2010
I've been searching the forums for a good set of closed headphones but I haven't been able to make up my mind. I'm looking for cans that sound good without an amp and are under $150. I listen to Rock (Alt, Classic. Muse, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, etc.), Orchestral (classical music, film scores, etc), and i'm hoping to get in to some jazz. I also watch movies from time to time. I don't think there are any audio stores near me for me to try any headphones myself, but I will be checking best buy and Guitar center to see if they have any display units. From what i'm seeing, the ATH M50s are the best choice. I've also seen the Shure SRH 840 recommended, though it's slightly more than $150 and I don't know if it sounds good unamped. Also I saw the Audio Technica ATH-700 was recommended, but is it better than the M50? Are there any other headphones I should be looking at? Thanks for the help.