I might be looking for a set of headphones that doesn't exist. So far i've tried Shure SRH440, Crossfade LP2, Sony MDR-XB500, and various others that don't *quite* meet my needs.
Can anyone suggest a pair that:
- have earpads as big as the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro pads, and preferably velour but doesn't have to be - i wear glasses so many headphones are uncomfortable for me
- can run from unamped sources (so impedance under 50 ohms) like a smartphone
- would prefer a slightly exaggerated bass response (unlike the 440s), but with mids & treble like the 440s (which i consider to be very nice), but it would be good if the headphones responded really well to being EQ'd (as in they are capable of really nice bass, it's just hidden until you bring it out)
- isolate like the DT770s and SRH440s do (both are pretty good in this department)
Recently i've purchased the Audio Technica ATH-A500X hoping that might be the answer.
If that doesn't work, the next on my list to buy is the Shure SRH840 or possibly the ATH-A900X - i'm nervous though - i'm dropping $200 *again* (i live in Australia and that's the cheapest i can buy them for online) and don't want it to go to waste. The Sennheiser PX360 is another contender (no not the PXC360 bluetooth model, the PX 360).
The Custom One Pro is another maybe, but some reviewers suggest they benefit from an amp? That's dropping $300 though.
Then I watched a Beyerdyanmic T5P review, and whilst an extremely positive review, my budget doesn't extend to $900 lol
(although maybe it should, because I reckon i've spent more than that in the last 6 months on headphones easy)
The Beyerdyanmic DT770 Pro is easily the most comfortable headphones i've ever had, they are a little heavy on the head but i've worn them everyday to and from work for over a year - it would be nice to not have to charge the amp all the time though. You just can't use these with an unamped Galaxy S3 phone at all - if you do the sound gets really distorted with no bass at all as you turn the volume up. In comparison, the Shure SRH440 are easily driven by the S3, with anything north of about 70% volume being too loud for me which is good because that compensates for poorly encoded sources or youtube videos with a soft volume.
Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro.
The COP can change its sound signature from no bass, to neutral, to somewhat bassy, to very bassy with the unique vent slider on the headphones.
16 Ohms. Everything benefits from an amp. Everything.
But with only 16 ohms, an amp is not necessary AT ALL.
Beyerdynamic legendary comfort, but with pleather pads that can be swapped out for the DT770's Velour pads.
Edited by pro1137 - 1/9/13 at 5:35pm