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AmazonBasics Lightweight On-Ear Headphones - Black

Exceeds My Expectations (By a lot).

Jay Sullivan

Pros: Super fun V shape signature, Cheap, bassy/low end punch, snare drums pop nicely, non-fatiguing treble

Cons: Very little midrange: gets masked by V signature, non-ergonomic supra-aural circle pads need some getting used to

I have listened to many headphones, almost exclusively for monitoring and mixing applications. Mostly living in sennheiser land, I have owned/own hd 280, hd 598, and hd 600. I have listened extensively to the HD 800/800s, as well as audeze EL-8O, and sine. I am also very familiar with the Bose in-ears and QC range, FWIW. I wanted a closed headphone for public transit, one I wouldn't feel...
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Interesting Value Headphones
Interesting Value Headphones
Portable planar done right, Cipher cable feels like the future
Portable planar done right, Cipher cable feels like the future

Audeze Sine

Pros: Punchy and clear bass, nice resolution, THAT cable, build quality and striking looks

Cons: Smallish sound-stage, mid-focus/rolled off highs, comfort, on-ear design

spectacular imaging; resonant frequency at 9khz must be attenuated
spectacular imaging; resonant frequency at 9khz must be attenuated

Enigma Acoustics Dharma D1000

Pros: resolves more detail than any headphone i've heard; strong bass response

Cons: needs a really accurate dac/amp to shine, needs equalization to eliminate resonant frequency @ 9khz, had to modify the head strap to fit my head

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