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Closed headphones for Little Dot MKIII

post #1 of 6
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Hi guys,

 

I am considering bringing my Little Dot III at work, so I will need a pair of closed headphones, so I do not disturb my neighbours....

 

From Ipod (80g with Lossless music)-----to Little Dot III to closed headphones...less than $200 if possible...

 

Any suggestions???

 

Thanks in advance

 

Denys

post #2 of 6

what headphones were you using at home with the amp? 

 

best unmodded closed can i have heard so far within your price range would be the sennheiser hd25 1-II, directly out of a sansa clip... good bass and isolation, adequate sound stage. comfortable and rugged, but supra aural...

 

no experience driving them with a little dot mkIII...

 

what would you be listening to at the office anyway? 

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by maruzen View Post

what headphones were you using at home with the amp? 

 

best unmodded closed can i have heard so far within your price range would be the sennheiser hd25 1-II, directly out of a sansa clip... good bass and isolation, adequate sound stage. comfortable and rugged, but supra aural...

 

no experience driving them with a little dot mkIII...

 

what would you be listening to at the office anyway? 


At home I have the grado 325....I will keep them for my Antique Sound Lab that will move into my bedroom in place of the little Dot.

 

I mostly listen to prog rock and electronica.... I avoid metal at work

 

Denys
 

post #4 of 6

man your gear list is great! 

 

i used ms2i before for prog rock to great effect, and the 325 is also amazing, if not better (my friend owns one)... though when i paired it with my little dot mkII, i didn't note a great improvement, although i was using stock tubes then...

 

the hd25 is a good all-around can: you get nice detail and isolation, and the rugged construction would survive an office mishap. but i don't think it's gonna compete with the sr325 for that genre...

 

post #5 of 6

I have that exact same setup and I tell you, it's a very good combo. Even if the HD25 is already efficient running off unamped to a portable source, adding a tube amp does wonders to the sound. I only use the default gain setting and the HD25 really sings on the MKIII; better soundstage, crisper detail, tighter bass, all around better sound. :)

post #6 of 6

I think the m50 would benefit from the MKIII, but i strongly recommend high impedance headphones, since this is an OTL amp.

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