Can anyone recommend good headphones for use with an iPod? I would like a pair with closed backs, good for travel, foldable if possible and something strong and difficult to break. They also need to look fairly sensible and not the sort of thing Ali G will be proud of.
Budget of up to 1,000 quid.
I have read some reviews of the Ultrasone Edition 8 and I am really tempted to buy a pair based on what I have read. There are a couple of websites I have come across which desribed them as being the best iPod headphones. However, they are quite expensive at around 900 quid.
I travel a lot in my job and I find that I end up spending a lot more time listening to my iPod than I do my main hifi system. I will only listen to my headphones using an iPod (or something similar) and am unlikely to use a seperate headphone amp or DAC.
I currently use a pair of AKG450 with my 4th generation iPod Touch. I listen mainly to rock, pop and some opera. The music is compressed to 256kbps.
Are these headphones a bit over the top for use with an iPod?
Can anyone recommend alternatives and less expensive models which I should also audition?
Many thanks for your thoughts and suggestions.