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Suggestions after Shure 440's

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The last pair of headphones I've owned were Shure 440's. Although I can see why these headphones would be suggested to a clear, crisp, and balanced listener, they won't fitting for me.

 

I am new to the audiophile world and after a few hours looking through threads for a new pair of headphones, my mind was overblown by this newly found and large world.

 

I will be visiting China soon for the rest of the summer and wanted to find a pair of dependenble headphones to my likings.

 

My source is an iPod classic.

 

Most of the music I listen to fall into the categories of slow hip pop, soft classic and indie rock, and soft J-pop, which is a bit of a stretched range.

 

Balance is not my biggest consideration after the Shure 440's I've head. I've also been a strong and loyal supporter of Sennheiser. A strange feeling has always consumed me to get the HD-595's.

 

But after seeing all of these threads about all these other brands, I am having some doubt in my choice.

 

I would like to have a pair of headphones that would shine with these kinds of genres of music and definitely a fair share of bass as well and not too much sound leak, for as I listen to my music at strange times of the night and would not like to disturb my dormmate when I enter college in the fall.

 

So simply after all that rambling, it boils now to a pair of headphones that fit these qualites:

 

- Fitting genres: slow hip pop, slow hip pop, soft classic and indie rock, and soft J-pop, "mellow" and soft electric

- Strong clear, bass

- No or minimal sound leakage

- Good isolation would be a plus

- Price range up to $200

 

An early thanks for those who have some advice.

Cheers, happy listening.

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post #3 of 5

Hmmm actually I'd plump for some DT770pro's or DT990.  Otherwise some iem's? maybe the IE8's should be on the top of your list to audition?


Edited by gjc10212 - 6/1/10 at 12:58am
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I purchased the Ultrasone HFI-780. After reading all night, I felt it was right for me. However, the DT770pro's were definitely the second choice. Anyone have any opinions on the pros and cons of these headphones.

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Excellent for all electronica with good isolation. The bad they can hurt your head and ears after a short while. They work well from a portable player but are a little harsh unless properly amped.

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