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Hope this is the right place.

 

Looking for:

Closed circumaural headphones under $75 with good sound, isolation and comfort.  Do these exist?

 

JJ


Forgot to say that this is for classical and jazz but some rock...

 

JJ


Almost--the KRK KNS 6400 is currently $89 shipped from an Amazon third party vendor.

post #21722 of 29490
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Anything like HD518, but either closer or semi-open. Pad I would prefer the non-leather/pleather if possible. Is there anything like them from Sennheiser? Would the PX360, or HD439 be close or no? 

Anyone, please? 


The closest I can get is the semi-open AKG K 240 (various versions).  They aren't quite as good as the HD 518.

post #21723 of 29490
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Well, here goes... 

I just found this site today (happy dance), so I’m new here. Anyway...

Recently, I've been looking for a pair of headphones to replace my old broken ones; Sennheiser HD 202 (the first version). For all intents and purposes; this is the first pair of headphones I will ever buy (the 202's came with my keyboard (piano)).

I have no idea about any of the lingo you use when talking about headphones, so i'd appreciate it if you used layman's terms.

I do have an idea of what i'm looking for, though:

·         either full size or on-ear headphones (earbuds and in-ear ones always fall out of my ears when I move)

·         must be good with all types of music, as they will be used with my 5th gen ipod nano (with pretty much every genre on it), my keyboard (piano), and my computer; I don't want any amped up bass or anything like that

·         they have to have at least decent sound quality (as in, nothing that sounds like those earbuds you get with your ipod; the 202's were okay)

·         will be used in school and at home, so they must be durable and portable (or come with a carrying case/pouch)

·         they MUST be comfortable for long (as in hours at a time) use (the 202's killed my ears after like half an hour; I have pretty big ears)

·         i'm on a shoestring budget here; try not to post anyting over $150.00

 

Umm... so yeah, that's pretty much all I can think of right now. If you have any questions or if you need more information you can definitely ask me. I'm willing to compromise on some things; I have no idea if my wish list is at all realistic or not... I really have no idea about choosing headphones; there are so many to choose from! Thanks in advance for all your help!


KRK KNS 8400 or the slightly more efficient and less expensive 6400.

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Im looking for new headphones. I listen to electronic, rap, classic rock, alternative and a lot of other variations of rock, and some reggae. What would be the best headphones for under 300? Also, what amp would go best with those headphones? I don't care about noise isolation or leaking any sound because I will only listening to these in my room. 

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From the "Deals" thread--there are still a few $75 KRK KNS 6400:

 

http://www.hellomusic.com/ec/DealMain.aspx?did=15955&hma=true

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Im looking for new headphones. I listen to electronic, rap, classic rock, alternative and a lot of other variations of rock, and some reggae. What would be the best headphones for under 300? Also, what amp would go best with those headphones? I don't care about noise isolation or leaking any sound because I will only listening to these in my room. 


What is your current equipment that will power these cans and what is/are your music source/files (e.g. MP3, flac , CD's vinyl, etc)?

post #21727 of 29490
DT1350 or MadDogs.

That is the question.

I expect to use these mostly at home for studio reference, paired with M-stage opamp. On the portablitiy side, it will be powered by a ZO2.3, for the bass oomph
post #21728 of 29490

I have wav, apple lossless, flac, and mp3. I don't have any amps at all.

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My bad, I accidentally put down flac but I don't actually have that. 

post #21730 of 29490
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For "neutrality in frequency response" and "accuracy", the ODAC+O2 is a better choice. For a warmer, tube-audio response, the Lyr may be better. "Fun"?

I am partial to the warm response of tubes. Is it going to color my audio much? I'd obviously like to save a few pennies here and there where I can, and appreciate accuracy. Not looking for anything analytical however. By fun I guess I mean not overly analytical. I don't want every imperfection in my music to be amplified and in my face. Somewhat forgiving and interesting to listen to.

 

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The Asgard powers the HE-500 fine.  Of course there are more expensive and more powerful amps that do even better.

 

Where do you live?  Most folks who post here have high end dealers in their general area where you can demo the equipment which we have been discussing.

 

I'm in North County San Diego. Asgard + ODAC vs. O2+ODAC vs. Lyr + ODAC, what's the general consensus here? Is the O2 too weak for the HE-500? Thank you both for fielding my questions. Having a hard time getting these direct comparisons. Hopefully I'll have everything ordered by the end of the month!

post #21731 of 29490
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My bad, I accidentally put down flac but I don't actually have that. 


I recommend the Beyer DT 880, (250 or 600 Ohm versions) but it's no basshead can.

 

Amps will depend on whether you want desktop or portable and the amount of your budget.

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What are some of the best open headphones under 300$? I listen to a bit of everything. And I don't mind getting an amp if it would help a lot.

post #21733 of 29490
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What are some of the best open headphones under 300$? I listen to a bit of everything. And I don't mind getting an amp if it would help a lot.


Have you checked the buying guides that are linked in the opening post of this thread?

post #21734 of 29490
Christmas idea, what are the best full size for 100$, some bass emphasis.?

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I'm looking for some closed, full-size cans, after having IEM's for awhile (Yam EPH-100's)...I'm open to a lot of musical exploration, and listen to pretty much all genres from time to time, but I have a core preference for EDM.

 

Specifically, I'm starting to run away from V-Curves, bass and treble alone is starting to bore me. Anything that's relatively balanced, or even trebly, is what I'm trying to find. I have an E11 I'll be using to amp in the meantime, so I can always click on a bass boost if I feel like I want it at times. I'm also kind of getting into DJ'ing, so if it happens to have swivels, all the better rolleyes.gif

 

Source wise, I run a lot of 320kbps MP3s, and I have an E11 amp that I can use in the meantime before I get a dedicated desktop amp. What would be a good headphone to get below $100? I can go higher I guess, but I'm trying to keep it low for now.Thanks for anything you got!

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