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aspiring audiophile, need some direction

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

i love music and travel quite a bit for work. i am looking for a closed headphone for under 200 (closer to 100) to start with. i will be using this primarily with my ipod for traveling.

 

as of right now i am looking at the sennheiser hd448.

 

Is this a good place to start or is there a better value in that price range

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Jon

post #2 of 7

Haven't heard the HD448 but If you do travel a lot on airplanes I would consider getting in ear headphones. The noise isolation will be substantially better than regular headphones.

 

There are many options in your price range. Etymotic, Shure and Head-Direct are all known to perform well. 

post #3 of 7

I have the HD 428. They have a very similar build, and I can tell you that isolation on these is no good for traveling.

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks,

 

I will check out those brands.

 

If anyone has tried out the hd448 or has a better option in that price range id love to hear about it.

post #5 of 7

If you travel a lot, go for in-ear, you'll appreciate the isolation, and the size/compactness!

 

Get another set of open or closed phones to enjoy when you are home!


Edited by Clicker7 - 11/10/10 at 7:39pm
post #6 of 7

I'll say: 

Head-direct reZERO for in ear

A-T es7 for portable (these will not have enough isolation for a plane ride)

A-T M50 for full-size

post #7 of 7


I have one of the phones in that family, the HD438; I really like it, but I don't use it for travelling, just at home, so I may not be able to give you useful advice.  It is good for blocking out sounds at home like outside noises and my computer fan, but I don't know if it would be good for travel.
 

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Thanks,

 

I will check out those brands.

 

If anyone has tried out the hd448 or has a better option in that price range id love to hear about it.

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