I'm shopping for new headphones. I know several people on here mostly listen to music under 'em so I want some advice. I only use them with my iPod when I'm out and about.
I've had some Shure SE 110 earphones for a few years now. They were excellent at first but they haven't held up. The left channel is very weak now. I have to turn the volume way up and it mostly comes from the right. They also don't cancel out room noise very well.
I'm considering going with headphones for the comfort. Are they better than earphones at canceling out noise? I have my eye on some Sennheiser HD-595's. The only thing is they may be over-kill for iPod/MP3 listening. I've also read that it helps to have an amp when using the 595's and I obviously won't.
Then I go back towards earphones because they're smaller and more portable. On that end I'm considering the Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 EB's.
Is anyone familiar with either brand or even the particular models? Do you have advice on just the headphone versus the earphone?