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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

ok well I have been on this site researching quite a while on headphones,but because there is so many brands and opinions out there that I dont know what to get...so please recommend some

 

I was going to get the Bose AE but I guess they are bad so no more bose..

 

I want....

 

  • portable headphones
  • good isolation
  • not too big/ugly
  • over ear headphones
  • around 120 usd or less
  • I mostly listen to mandopop which include music styles like R&B, rap, ballads, pop, etc
  • If you dont know what's mandopop then youtube it

 

Thanks

post #2 of 19

Look up for Fisher Audio oldskool over the ear headphones

Here is the link to product description

http://www.fischeraudio.com/card.php?id=111

 

also check their FA series headphones. Great sound and very affordable.

 

post #3 of 19


 

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Originally Posted by yello131 View Post

Look up for Fisher Audio oldskool over the ear headphones

Here is the link to product description

http://www.fischeraudio.com/card.php?id=111

 

also check their FA series headphones. Great sound and very affordable.

 


 

The Oldskool seem great and I am considering buying them. However they are open and not isolating, so you will hear surrounding sounds and if you turn the volume up too loud, your music will leak out.

 

If isolation is not very important, the Oldskool might be great. There's also the V-Jays, Sennheiser PX100, AKG K420, Koss PortaPro and probably more that I have forgotten. The Sennheiser PX200 and the AKG K450 are closed phones so they do not leak and you will not hear (all) sounds around you.


Edited by Danneq - 8/23/10 at 12:19am
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 

what about sennheiser hd 428?

post #5 of 19

Yes, seriously consider the HD 428 - you can score a pair refurb'd for $24 from dakmart.com, so there's little risk cash-wise and lots of upside sound-wise.

post #6 of 19

I'd say the HD 428 meet your criteria. They are closed, over-ear cans, provide good isolation and are suitable for your mandopop. You may also want to consider HD 438. 

 

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what about sennheiser hd 428?

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
What's the difference between hd 428 and 438?
post #8 of 19

I think the HD 438 has fuller bass and more natural sound.....

post #9 of 19

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I think the HD 438 has fuller bass and more natural sound.....

 

 

Actually the 428's will give more bass. For your use I would give the nod to them. If you ever decide to try a great value portable non-sealed phones with nice bass look for a pair of Porta-Pro's. I am having a blast with mine fed iPod tunes through a PA2V2.

post #10 of 19

Yes, the HD 428 will give you more bass than the HD 438. Another difference is that the latter comes with 2 detachable cables (1.4 m and 3 m).
 

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I think the HD 438 has fuller bass and more natural sound.....

 

 

Actually the 428's will give more bass. For your use I would give the nod to them. If you ever decide to try a great value portable non-sealed phones with nice bass look for a pair of Porta-Pro's. I am having a blast with mine fed iPod tunes through a PA2V2.

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 

wait so what do you guys recommend? 428 or 438? how about hd 448?

post #12 of 19

 

The HD 438 comes with 2 detachable cables but the HD 448 also comes with an additional extension cable.

If you like a balanced stereo sound image with precise detail, go for HD 448. Both HD 428 and HD 438 focus more on the lower frequencies and offer a more powerful bass response. 

post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
What's the extension cord fir? Airplane? What would you recommend for the type of music I listen to?
post #14 of 19

Can use short for portable source. If you find for your uses it is too short then add extension.

post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
So hd. 428,438, or 448?
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