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iPod headphones without an amp

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,
I want to actually get some nice sounds out of my ipod so I was wondering, what are the best overear closed back headphones that I could get and run without a headphone amp on my ipod?
post #2 of 21
Stickies are there for a reason

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/hea...-guide-271258/
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I have a question though. The Audio Technica ESW9 has a ? next to it. Does it actually need an amp or does it sound good without?
post #4 of 21
the Buyer's guide has been out of date from a long while.

Anyway:

budget?
music tastes?
how are you going to use it?
Are in-ears ok? (in-ears isolate more and are different from earbuds)
post #5 of 21
ESW9s do not need an amp.
post #6 of 21
Sounds great without an amp. Even better is the new ATH-ES10
post #7 of 21
Audio technica M50 works great without an amp
post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by superwario89 View Post
Audio technica M50 works great without an amp
+1

I have one and it works and sounds awesome with my mp3 player.


Not directly related to your question but you might want to consider switching to a lossless format for your music makes a huge different!
post #9 of 21
I like the Creative Aurvana Live! VERY easy on an iPod and great sound quality, and closed, isolation is average
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input.
I listen to rock music mostly, though occasionally classical or rap. My budget is up to $300. It will mostly be used just for my ipod and without an amp. I also much prefer over ear to in ear and like the isolation that closed headphones offer. So with that in mind, which headphones would be best to get?
post #11 of 21
so you want portable stuff right? (then you are in the wrong forum lol)

If you want behind the neck or clip-on or IEMs, that is in the portable section...

now, are you new to good quality sound or not?
post #12 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Souchirou View Post
+1

I have one and it works and sounds awesome with my mp3 player.


Not directly related to your question but you might want to consider switching to a lossless format for your music makes a huge different!
Agree and agree.
I have the M50 and the SRH840.
They both are very good with my iPod Classic.
I have only Lossless on my iPod as I also feel it makes a huge difference!

Good luck.

shane

BTW... I don't use these portably. I have my Westone and Shure IE's for that.
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
I am fine with carrying around a set of headphones since I don't like the in ear headphones. You would suggest the M50 and SRH850 over the ESW9?
post #14 of 21
my recommendation is the sure SRH840, they sound great, have closed back, and run about 150$, they have an impedance of 44ohm so you don't need an amp to run them.

the only drawback is the size and some people find them uncomfortable on the head, but you can mod them (there is a thread about the mod somewhere on this board)

they look like some kind of goofy space helmet, but they sound amazing....
post #15 of 21
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or Sure SRH 840
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