Originally Posted by Spykerv
BINGO, you're one of the first people to truly comment on that and I thank you. No I don't like over the ears that much, since I look like a goof outside and they aren't comfortable for me. I've recently ran out of the cash since iver gone on an upgrading spree, but I was thinking of either the SHURE 115s at $60 or the Klispch s4s for $60. The monsters are great too but isn't it's price $200?
The normal turbines would do fine for you and stay within your budget. The turbine pros have better sound quality, but for the genres you listen to, i think the normal turbines will be perfect. They are characterized by their sheer impact, and a natural quality to their exorbitant amounts of bass.
I would get the pros if your music tastes branched out a bit into classical, jazz, and rock, but if we are talking purely bass driven hiphop and rap, the normal ones would work for you.
As to the beyerdynamic dt770 pro 80 OHM
suggestion, thats a pretty poor choice for commuting. That impedance is seriously pushing what a portable mp3 player can output, you would need a seperate amp to get decent volume (which i assume you like
), and the OP seems to care about portability as well.
I would also not get the M50s for commuting, as their pleather earcups are uncomfortable IMO, and when i am taking the bus, i dont want to have to fidget around with big headphones trying to get comfotable while everyone looks at me
EDIT: If you care about budget, i would also recommend the Brainwavz M2s. You can pick them up for $60, and they have incredible bass extension for the price, but not quite as good as the turbines.
Make sure you pick up a set of comply foam eartips with your purchase, as they create a great seal inside your ears, meaning the bass is intensified and tightened. Its a revelatory experience
Those give one of the biggest boosts in sound quality and comfort that i have ever experienced.Edited by pangolinman - 8/20/11 at 10:42am