Hiya guys, new here but was told this is the place to come for info on headphones etc...
I'm currently using Beats By Dre iBeats as my main in ear phones (don't laugh) I was using them with an HTC One X Plus Smartphone, which has Beats as an audio feature, using them over a year I thought the sound was decent, but on getting a new phone last week (HTC M8) The sound has drastically gone rubbish, I tried the earphones for the first time in my AV Receiver, and this confirmed to me the iBeats were rubbish after all! I'm not an Audiophile, but pretty picky on these things (so maybe I am? who knows).
Basically, I am after some new in ear phones to replace the iBeats, I also want a pair of Headphones as never owned a decent pair. My budget is £100 for in ears, and £100 for headphones. The headphones and in ears will both be mainly used for music, genres I listen to are Rap - HipHop, Trance, Dubstep, and Rock....so as you can see I need both items to be adaptive to a wide range of genres. I am not a fan of Bass, I like it to be present, but I hate the mad vibration boom sound you sometimes get with cheap earphones and speakers, I prefer clarity and treble, if that makes sense, but want cans that can handle bass on the genres that push it.
In ears I am totally stuck with what to buy, no idea, some have suggested Beyerdynamic, others Sennheiser, but no idea of models that would cater for me, headphones people keep throwing up AKG K550, everywhere I look I see these recommended for my needs, would you guys agree? Any advice appreciated, especially on the in ears.