- Feb 1, 2011
So after my last $60 dolar headphones broke a few feeks ago after 2 months of use I started looking for something a bit more sturdy.
So I started looking at closed headphones (just my preference) that are in $200-$350 price range. I decided to buy them in my local shop that allows people to test their stuff in store (not many shops in my area do that) which is great. But that also limited my options as far as brands go.
After a bit of researching I found three pairs of headphones that seem nice and will soon be available at the store:
1) ALLEN & HEATH Xone XD-53
2) DENON DN-HP700
3) PIONEER HDJ-2000
From videos and reviews it seems that all of them sound great and can take a beating which is important. I also prefer headphones that isolate well and dont leak sound.
Unfortunately right now I have only tested Pioneer's since they are the only pair of three that is currently available at that store. And to be honest they didnt feel worth the price as far as sound goes. But then again I tried them only once. And they seem built like a tank which is really tempting. Especially after what happened with my last platicky headphones.
But here's the thing. Im not buyin them for DJing or work in studio. Im buyin them for personal use. That is to say I'll be using them with any kind of audio equipment i have at home but mostly though I'll be listening to 320kbps mp3s on my HTC Desire phone.
So Im a bit worried that I'll buy these heapdhones just to realise that my phone (although HTC has descent sound quality) just is way too weak to produce the kind of sound that would benifit from these headphones.
Should I just buy another pair of $50 crap sticks?
Or will these headphone make a difference (if yes which one of thses 3 do you prefer)?