hi, lately i saw the skullcandy skullcrasher headphones which i quite liked the design, then i saw this site and saw all the negative comments about it. Im looking for a good pair of headphones, i am not really on top of all these makes so i came here to ask for help.
my budget is around 100 british pounds (around 150 dollars). im mainly listening to Hip-hop and metal/rock. I am mainly looking for some good bass, dont really care about the looks. if you need additional info just ask.
The Skullcandies are dreadful, just don't bother with them.
I recommended the Audio-Technica ATH-M50's to a friend who wanted the same kind of thing as you, and he loves them. They come very slightly overbudget at around £120. Other options might include a pair of HD558's, Roland RH300, or a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770's.
Hell, even the XB500's could work. They are not great, but they would at least beat the Skullcandies.
so you are favorable to the ATH-M50's. could someone give me a review of them? do they mute everything around or let the noise through?
im planning on having headphones for around 2+ years, is that possible?
And most important, are they comfortable to wear? im planning to go on a trip pretty soon and that would leave me listening to music for about 12 hours... apparently over ear headphones drain the battery from phones pretty fast, is that true?
Sound leakage isn't really a problem with them, in both directions. You will find yourself fairly isolated from the outside world. He has owned them for almost 2 years already, so I doubt you will have a problem with them unless you are particularly heavy handed. My experience with them is pretty much the same. They are pretty comfortable too, and somewhat easy to run. I wouldn't recommend a phone, but they can certainly be used with them.