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Comfortable kind of portable rock phones

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

Im now searching for a good set of rock headphones. Emphasis on them being for rock music and that they are comfortable. By portable, I mean that they are not huge, so go ahead and recommend any that may not be EXACTLY portable. Though, in the end, I might sacrify the portable part if worth it.

My budget isnt exactly established, but I guess I could go up to 300 bucks or so.

TIA!
post #2 of 33
My first instinct is to say D1001, which fulfills the "comfortable" and "rock" criteria, but falter at the "portable" criterion. However, they're much cheaper than you seem ready to spend.
post #3 of 33
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BTW, I had the Shure se530 which got stolen !
So this is going to replace them. I havent really heard good headphones (I had the Bose one ear!!! ) I think Im up to spending a little more. Lets get those guitars rolling!

I think what Id like is really feeling the guitar, but also having good bass and hearing the detail....anything like that out there?:P
post #4 of 33
well if by "kinda portable" you mean portable big cans work esw9's from Audio Technica may be a very nice option and at 250 a very solid option
post #5 of 33
Thread Starter 
would these babies be able to play well unamped?
post #6 of 33
Thread Starter 
what about the HFI780 and A900? Ive read some good things in the forum.
post #7 of 33
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BTW, the rock I listen to is mostly clasic, instrumental, very guitar based rock. Jazz and acoustic guitar music is also big on my ipod. HELP please!
post #8 of 33
HFI 780 are massive big portables, they are massive. But they fold away and is portable. Not entirely comfortable with the horrid headband (that you need to bend it to lossen it up)
post #9 of 33
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Originally Posted by jonathanjong View Post
My first instinct is to say D1001, which fulfills the "comfortable" and "rock" criteria, but falter at the "portable" criterion. However, they're much cheaper than you seem ready to spend.
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Originally Posted by member1982 View Post
HFI 780 are massive big portables, they are massive. But they fold away and is portable. Not entirely comfortable with the horrid headband (that you need to bend it to lossen it up)
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I would go for the D1001 (or D1000 which are the same as D1001) over the HFI780. They are much more portable and sound quite good.

You could also look into IEMs if you don't mind things stuck in your ears.
post #10 of 33
Thread Starter 
Finally, after much afterthought, I think Im going for the HD595! I know they arent exactly portable, but come to really think of it, now that Im going to buy a car (in the near future I hope), most of my portable headphone time is done for. What do you think? I also saw the A900 coul be a good choice, though their recessed mids (fwir) dont convince me for rock, jazz and acoustic guitar music. What say YE?
post #11 of 33
Just go with anything Grado. There small light and "built to rock."
post #12 of 33
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I would go with Grado but...they are not that comfortable fwir. Besides, I also listen to jazz and acoustic guitar music like flamenco for instance, and I hear the grados are not great at that.
post #13 of 33
I had the 595s and was thoroughly unimpressed. I think you'll find that the sound is not personal at all, flat, and boring. I say no-go.
post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by Raez View Post
I had the 595s and was thoroughly unimpressed. I think you'll find that the sound is not personal at all, flat, and boring. I say no-go.
Really? Can anyone corroborate this, because Ive read otherwise.
post #15 of 33
A recabled Denon AH-D2000.
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