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FLAC playback headphone recommendation needed

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hi. could someone recommend me a decent pair of headphones to pair with a xonar dx soundcard for less than £100 with a significant upgrade from a koss portapro. i would like to listen to some flac files through headphones as they are muddy coming out of my x-540 speakers.

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also, i wear glasses. so comfort is a must too. what do you guys thin about this pair?

 

Sennheiser HD 25-1 II

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also, i wear glasses. so comfort is a must too. what do you guys thin about this pair?

 

Sennheiser HD 25-1 II


The Senn HD25-1 II is a wonderfully neutral headphone.  I'm not sure you're going to find them for less than £100 , but perhaps.  One thing to bear in mind - they are supra-aural and some have complained that the clamping pressure on the ears can be painful.  I wear glasses all the time and don't have an issue with this, but some people do. 
 

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also, i wear glasses. so comfort is a must too. what do you guys thin about this pair?

 

Sennheiser HD 25-1 II


The Senn HD25-1 II is a wonderfully neutral headphone.  I'm not sure you're going to find them for less than £100 , but perhaps.  One thing to bear in mind - they are supra-aural and some have complained that the clamping pressure on the ears can be painful.  I wear glasses all the time and don't have an issue with this, but some people do. 
 

Really, sounded like one of the more coloured Sen's I've ever heard. It was a. V shaped signature with very good forward highs and nice tight bass. That means it's not Neutral at all, if you want neutral try Shure 840's Or Fischer Audio F-03?
 

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Really, sounded like one of the more coloured Sen's I've ever heard. It was a. V shaped signature with very good forward highs and nice tight bass. That means it's not Neutral at all, if you want neutral try Shure 840's Or Fischer Audio F-03?
 


As usual, everyone has a contrasting opinion.  Here's what Headroom says:

 

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 The HD25-1-II sonic signature: Well-defined lows with a tightly damped sound in the bass; very even-sounding mids, nicely present and quite punchy; and, smoothly extended upper highs.

That doesn't sound like a V-shaped response description to me, but to each his own:

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Really, sounded like one of the more coloured Sen's I've ever heard. It was a. V shaped signature with very good forward highs and nice tight bass. That means it's not Neutral at all, if you want neutral try Shure 840's Or Fischer Audio F-03?
 


As usual, everyone has a contrasting opinion.  Here's what Headroom says:

 

Quote:
 The HD25-1-II sonic signature: Well-defined lows with a tightly damped sound in the bass; very even-sounding mids, nicely present and quite punchy; and, smoothly extended upper highs.

That doesn't sound like a V-shaped response description to me, but to each his own:

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I'm not talking describptions withmy time with them I found their bass to be nice textured and tight and their highs to be forward bright and agressive. I found their mids to be a little regressed.. To m,e, especially to me they sound incredibly colored not a signature I was familiar with when it came to sens, not the vieled highs signature but more of a recessed mid. Not saying it  was like 0 mids or anything just a bit down.

 

and let me carlify the V shape isn't really a V shape its more open with the mids only down a bit not a bad thing but not neutral. And really I find that to be a strength for them.

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so any suggesions. i've heard shure do some good headphones. i would like a pair that are tiers above the koss portapro with minimal diminishing returns 

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bump

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I personally like Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 Ohm which sound great among entire frequency range very easy to drive have tight well controlled punchy not bloated bass. I also wearing glasses all the time and have no any comfort issues with them

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250 ohms for a pc (xonar dx) source, u sure?

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