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post #16 of 24
For movies, I like the GMP 435.
post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 
please explain. whats the difference between having an average receiver like i do (denon 3310) and adding an amp for the headphones. i dont get it. doesnt my receiver supply enough power for the headphones?
post #18 of 24
I understand you are worried about sound leakage.. but I would vote for open headphones for movies, they are comfortable over long periods (don't get sweaty).. I have AD700 and the soundstage is awesome.. you have a much higher budget probably try other Audio-Technica..

I have SRH-840 too.. its my goto headphones for music but I avoid it for movies, if you are sitting farther from the AV receiver, the coiled cord pulls on the headphones and also it gets sweaty soon..
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by dedicator View Post
please explain. whats the difference between having an average receiver like i do (denon 3310) and adding an amp for the headphones. i dont get it. doesnt my receiver supply enough power for the headphones?
to my limited understanding, it matters you have higher Ohm-ed headphones. They are hard to drive through average AV receiver headphone outs and need higher powered amps.

If you are not too picky and own a headphone which has 32~60 ohms your AV receiver might do well...

again I am a beginner and maybe totally wrong
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks. but i only need closed headphones since i want to watch movies late at night without thinking that i might wake up the family.
Well its good that you told me that the shures are not good for movies. i can scratch that out of the list :-)
post #21 of 24
interested in this too.
have been using my old hd280's for late viewing, but now the cable and pads are worse for wear.
like the look of the hfi-780, mentioned earlier.
there are hundreds to choose from.
hope the OP has more will power than me, when sticking to a budget!
post #22 of 24
I'd just go with the Shure SRH-840. It's by far the best headphone to me for under $250. I tried the Denon D2000 but returned it due to excessive bass. The comfort on the Denon D2000 is much better. I'd only suggest them if you like a lot of bass.

The isolation on the Shure headphones is very good. Even at high sound levels you wouldn't be able to hear them from 10 or even five feet away I think. I tested this out.

Of course I would never recommend the AD700 for listening to movies at night. You could hear them even at low volumes within 5 feet I imagine.

I do like them, but the Shure SRH-840 are a bit better overall and the extra $40 is worth it.

EDIT:
I just read that the coiled cord pulls on the headphones when connected to a receiver. Almost every headphone requires an extension cable to hook into a receiver unless you're sitting on top of the TV. I think Sennheiser headphones might have a long enough cord.

I do agree that the Shure pads get warm. I was cleaning my house the other day and was too cheap to turn on the air and they got so uncomfortable in a 77 degree house! Yes, i'm that cheap. I guess I was working too hard or something.

I'd still recommend the Shure SRH-840 100%. You won't regret it. Just check lots of reviews. To me, the SRH-840 headphones are much better then the D2000 and are only $150 instead of $235. Even at $235 you'd be lucky to find the D2000 at that price. Amazon had one website with them for $200, but I wouldn't trust them.
post #23 of 24
Movies need big soundstage,forward mid & booming bass ....dt770s,dt880s do that good and quite close to your price range,i've used dt880 and loved watching movies with it.
post #24 of 24
If anybody mentioned the HD595's i second that! I have read good reviews on the Stax SR-007 though.
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