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AKG K271 MKII Headphones

Generally great sounding closed cans, with a couple of issues

1nfiniti

Pros: Great clarity & sound stage (esp. for closed), great tone on guitar / electric keys, bass is very detailed and punchy

Cons: biggest issue is boxiness in the upper-mids, minor issue - bass is not BOOMing, its mostly the upper bass that you can hear (100+ Hz)

Read a number of reviews on this pair of headphones before buying, and was quite surprised that no one mentioned the boxy band ( maybe somewhere around 3.5 - 5k ?? ) of upper mids.     some songs are pretty effected by it, others not so much.  It sounds like someone really pumped the EQ around a band of frequencies and phased the sh*t out of it.     However, for...
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The best closed cans for monitoring and recording live music.
The best closed cans for monitoring and recording live music.

Sennheiser HD 380 PRO Headphones

Pros: Sound quality, Isolation, Comfort and fit, Durability, Hard shell case, Price

Cons: If used with portable or casual home use, needs replacement cable

Good noise cancellation mediocre sound.
Good noise cancellation mediocre sound.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

Pros: Very good noise cancellation, Balanced neutral sound, Overall build quality, 30h battery life, Traveling case inculded.

Cons: Cheaper headphones sound better (HD558),Only make sense if you need best possible noise cancellation, Witout battery sound like crap.

Uncomfortable, far too much bass, noise cancelling isn't great.
Uncomfortable, far too much bass, noise cancelling isn't great.

House of Marley - LEGEND ANC

Pros: Nice aesthetics, cheap for an ANC, plenty of bass

Cons: too heavy, sweaty, strong clamp, expensive for what it is, ANC feature doesn't work very well

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Sennheiser HD 380 PRO Headphones

Sennheiser HD 380 PRO Headphones

“     Due to my poor skills in writing in English this review of Sennheiser hd380 will be pretty short. Build quality and package: Nice, good quality but only plastic build without any fancy design accents. Seems to be quite solid. Coiled cable is not perfet solution in day to day usage but is ok. Nice hard case for headphones. The included also big jack adapter. Cable can be...” --paweltoja

93% Positive Reviews
PSB M4U 2 Noise Canceling headphones

PSB M4U 2 Noise Canceling headphones

“I bought these headphones a little over a week ago, and thought I should post my impressions. I work in a small office, and sit close to my boss, who is constantly on the phone, so I wanted a noice-canceling big headphone for home and for the office. I first listened to these a year ago and fell in love with the sound, but my wallet didn't allow the purchase, and now I own them, and am very...” --Mr_Owlow

88% Positive Reviews
Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

“ I purchased these because my Sennheiser PXC450 were getting too big to carry around once I purchased a larger netbook.  So this review is more a comparison of it and the QC15.   The striking difference is the size - the PXC450 are just massive.  The QC15 on the other hand have cups that just fit around the ears, and are lighter.  The sound quality on both are excellent, but my personal...” --s0126471

100% Positive Reviews
AKG K271 MKII Headphones

AKG K271 MKII Headphones

“ When visiting recording studios in Europe or looking at the sales ranking of Germany's largest online store for musicians, the AKG 271 appears as the most popular studio headphone, well ahead of any competition. That isn't head-fi's major target group, but one should reconsider why and what for we use headphones. We want to listen to music in compromised environments, i.e. with neighbours...” --zappp

100% Positive Reviews
Panasonic RP-HC720-K Over Ear Headphones Noise Canceling 95%

Panasonic RP-HC720-K Over Ear Headphones Noise Canceling 95%

“These hurt my head almost right away. The good sound quality is not noticeable when my ears and head hurts. Having said that, the price is low and if you don't like them then just return them. ” --oostrov

67% Positive Reviews
AKG K495 NC

AKG K495 NC

“These headphones are extremely expensive! I bought these before I really understood the most important part of headphones, comfort. If I can't wear my headphones, why should I have ever bought them? I thought that the active noise cancelling module and the sound quality would make up for the comfort in the long run. I was wrong, I find these headphones extremely uncomfortable. I have very perky...” --freeryder05

67% Positive Reviews
Audio-Technica ATHANC7 Noise-cancelling Headphones

Audio-Technica ATHANC7 Noise-cancelling Headphones

“ Unlike the rest of the headphones here they do have a secret weapon. Noise Cancellation. If you sit in the tail of the Airplane, there is a lot of noise. These headphones cut the roar down to a loud whisper with noise cancellation engaged. It makes all the difference. Noise cancelling is not perfect, but it places you in a bubble of quiet with your choice of music while the modern world is...” --bedlam inside

100% Positive Reviews
Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

“For years I have been told by Head Fi members that never get Bose, Bose sucks, Bose is overpriced and I completely ignored Bose. Always managed my long flights with in-ear monitors (Westone 3) but living in NYC, the passive Noise cancelling just wasnt cutting it for me. I always liked the noise cancelling and comfort factor of Bose QC15 but never really thought the sound was fulfilling minimum...” --Nocturnal310

100% Positive Reviews
Audio-Technica ATH ANC23 QuietPoint

Audio-Technica ATH ANC23 QuietPoint

“ Really excellent for travel, as they're quite comfortable and have excellent noise cancellation for the price. My one complaint is that the cable is a bit short, and makes a good deal of noise. Furthermore, the rubbery plastic coating makes awful tangles in your pocket. Otherwise a fantastic IEM, especially considering the $50 price tag on Amazon right now. ” --Tardisk

100% Positive Reviews
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

“Honestly they are expensive, but extremely satisfying headphones. The noise cancellation works wonders, specially in planes. The headphones have a great build quality although many say they look flimsy, they are actually pretty robust and fit amazingly on the head/ears. The battery life is very good, never ran out of battery and I charge them every once in a while with daily usage of the...” --riqmarmes

100% Positive Reviews
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