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Full size cans that sound like ER4P?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

I'm thinking about adding a full size pair of headphones to my collection for home listening in the near future and was wondering if you all had any advice. I love the energy and forward presentation of the ER4P and would love a full size pair that sounded somewhat similar. I've been looking at the DT880... anything else?

Also, in terms of source/amplification, for now I only have a portable rig, an iPod with a Zen Head on its way, in case anyone has thoughts about synergy.

Thanks in advance for great advice!
post #2 of 9
Next to the DT880 the K701 could probably be a good choice for you. They're easier to drive as well.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
I had read that the K701s aren't as involving as the DT880, what do you think?
post #4 of 9
Not sure about what "involving" means for another person... for me both seem to have a quite similar sound signature, but the K701 have the better soundstage. I'm a sucker for soundstage, so that's involving for me.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Which would you say has a more forward presentation?
post #6 of 9
The Dt880 is close to the sound of the Er4p,well as close as i've heard anyway.
I own both of these and they are the closest.
Of course the 880 has better soundstage and separation but it's as close as a full size will get.
The Dt880 is drier sounding in the mids especially and slightly stronger bass but the highs are similar.
As far as the 701 having better soundstage i'm not sure about that one,i found the akg phone to be pretty boring and dull sounding whereas the beyer never ceases to amaze me with its heavenly and head melting presentation.
But it's all down to personal taste though,i mean it's obvious that i will recommend the 880 as it's my personal number 1 headphone but from my experience the er4p is highly reminiscent of the beyer and vice versa.
post #7 of 9
Koss A/250 if you can find a pair, is also knows as the Ety on steroids by some. It sure is fast, like the ER4
post #8 of 9
Yes the Koss A/250 would be my primary choice if you can find them
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
I pulled the trigger on a DT880, thanks for all the advice. PS, Windows Live cashback is amazing! I got a brand new DT880 for $190 shipped using it.
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