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I posted in this thread the other day, asking about the Sennheiser HD 598 and then realized that I want closed back instead for better isolation. My budget is around 150-250 for the headphones, I am looking at the Audio Technica ATH-A900 but they are slightly too large for me and I would like something that is portable. then for an amp I was looking at the Fiio E7 or E9 or something similarly priced. Thanks

 

tl:dr:

150-200$

Closed back

portable

Fiio e7 amp or equivalently priced

post #8912 of 29490
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Originally Posted by gunner1337 View Post
I posted in this thread the other day, asking about the Sennheiser HD 598 and then realized that I want closed back instead for better isolation. My budget is around 150-250 for the headphones, I am looking at the Audio Technica ATH-A900 but they are slightly too large for me and I would like something that is portable. then for an amp I was looking at the Fiio E7 or E9 or something similarly priced. Thanks

tl:dr:

150-200$

Closed back

portable

Fiio e7 amp or equivalently priced

CALs (Creative Aurvana Live).

To me the cups barely go around my ears.

Will still sound fairly good with out the headphone amplifier.

But I still think you should get the amp.
 

 

 

post #8913 of 29490

Hello guys, based on your reccomendations I ordered the Senn's HD 380's and love them! However they are a little big for my commute so I've given them to my Dad as he loved them! 

 

I need something a little smaller, but that still won't leak sound and is suitable for a commute, How are the beyerdynamic T50P's in that class? thanks for your help again!

 

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Originally Posted by RP93 View Post

Hello guys, based on your reccomendations I ordered the Senn's HD 380's and love them! However they are a little big for my commute so I've given them to my Dad as he loved them! 

 

I need something a little smaller, but that still won't leak sound and is suitable for a commute, How are the beyerdynamic T50P's in that class? thanks for your help again!


Did you give the Sennheiser HD 25-II any consideration?  Similar price range, and very light with good isolation.

 

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I should be reviewing these soon. If they're good they'll be getting recommended by me frequently in this thread. They're at that budget sweet spot.
 

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CALs (Creative Aurvana Live).

To me the cups barely go around my ears.

Will still sound fairly good with out the headphone amplifier.

But I still think you should get the amp.
 

 

 



 

 

post #8917 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunner1337 View Post

I posted in this thread the other day, asking about the Sennheiser HD 598 and then realized that I want closed back instead for better isolation. My budget is around 150-250 for the headphones, I am looking at the Audio Technica ATH-A900 but they are slightly too large for me and I would like something that is portable. then for an amp I was looking at the Fiio E7 or E9 or something similarly priced. Thanks

 

tl:dr:

150-200$

Closed back

portable

Fiio e7 amp or equivalently priced

Any more suggestions?


 

 

post #8918 of 29490
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Originally Posted by gunner1337 View Post

Any more suggestions?


 

 


Full sized:

Beyer DT770

Shure 840/940

Senn 280/380

 

portable:

Beyer DT1350

Senn HD25-1-ii

AKG K518

 

post #8919 of 29490

 

Quote: Armaegis
If you'd be willing to push just a bit higher, an AKG K240 is about $85.

 

Hi there, I just checked out your recommendation and they seem really nice but people say you need an amp to make it worth the buy. Plus I live in New Zealand so we need to roughly factor in shipping costs. 

I'll still keep an eye out for them, but if you have any other recommendations just give us a shout.

Thanks

post #8920 of 29490

I think I'll try this again.

 

I have similar requirements to randomstranger in that I'm looking for a set of cans for enjoying at home for up to USD 400.
 

I own a pair of Audio Technica ATH-ANC7b noise-cancelling headphones, because I travel a lot. They work GREAT in an aircraft and perform much better than what one would assume having read What-Hifi's 3-star rating. Having tested the competition (the more expensive Dr Dre Beats and Bose Quiet Comfort 15), the ANC7b hit the sweet spot of price and performance. They are also very musical across a wide range of genres.

 

However, they are limited and sibilant when used in normal environments and do generate a bit of pressure on the ears - nowhere near as much as the Bose cans do though.

So, after some extensive reading, I think I would like to skip the $200+ range (ATH-M500).

I listen to everything except classical, jazz, country, new age or anything heavier than metal, although I do occasionally listen to Diana Krall or Tony Bennett. Other than that almost anything goes:

 

A Perfect Circle, Tori Amos, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Alison Moyet, Led Zep, Daft Punk, Classic Rock, 80s rock, Reggae, Pop, Pop Rock, some 90s hip hop, Muse, SOAD, Blondie, Feist, Jewel, Prodigy, Bon Iver, Jamiroquai, RHCP, Coldplay, Robert Palmer, Kings of Leon etc etc - You get the picture....a broad range except for Classical, Jazz, New Age, Country and anything heavier than metal.

 

Also, if possible, I would love to hear your recommendation for a headphone amp. I would basically either use it with my laptop or with my amp (in case the cans don't sound great with it).

My amp is a Denon AV receiver. The Denon AVR-2310. The headphone amp should be good enough for the cans i will buy, but also good enough, if I upgrade in future. I was thinking of the Furutech ADL-GT40 based on some favourable reviews and its versatility. Have any of you used it before?

 

Thank you!

post #8921 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 443330 View Post

 

 

Hi there, I just checked out your recommendation and they seem really nice but people say you need an amp to make it worth the buy. Plus I live in New Zealand so we need to roughly factor in shipping costs. 

I'll still keep an eye out for them, but if you have any other recommendations just give us a shout.

Thanks


Do you have any music/guitar centres nearby that you can check out?

 


 

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Originally Posted by activebass View Post

I think I'll try this again.

 

I have similar requirements to randomstranger in that I'm looking for a set of cans for enjoying at home for up to USD 400.
 

I own a pair of Audio Technica ATH-ANC7b noise-cancelling headphones, because I travel a lot. They work GREAT in an aircraft and perform much better than what one would assume having read What-Hifi's 3-star rating. Having tested the competition (the more expensive Dr Dre Beats and Bose Quiet Comfort 15), the ANC7b hit the sweet spot of price and performance. They are also very musical across a wide range of genres.

 

However, they are limited and sibilant when used in normal environments and do generate a bit of pressure on the ears - nowhere near as much as the Bose cans do though.

So, after some extensive reading, I think I would like to skip the $200+ range (ATH-M500).

I listen to everything except classical, jazz, country, new age or anything heavier than metal, although I do occasionally listen to Diana Krall or Tony Bennett. Other than that almost anything goes:

 

A Perfect Circle, Tori Amos, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Alison Moyet, Led Zep, Daft Punk, Classic Rock, 80s rock, Reggae, Pop, Pop Rock, some 90s hip hop, Muse, SOAD, Blondie, Feist, Jewel, Prodigy, Bon Iver, Jamiroquai, RHCP, Coldplay, Robert Palmer, Kings of Leon etc etc - You get the picture....a broad range except for Classical, Jazz, New Age, Country and anything heavier than metal.

 

Also, if possible, I would love to hear your recommendation for a headphone amp. I would basically either use it with my laptop or with my amp (in case the cans don't sound great with it).

My amp is a Denon AV receiver. The Denon AVR-2310. The headphone amp should be good enough for the cans i will buy, but also good enough, if I upgrade in future. I was thinking of the Furutech ADL-GT40 based on some favourable reviews and its versatility. Have any of you used it before?

 

Thank you!


The Furutech is relatively new from what I understand, so I doubt you'll find too many impressions on it just yet. What the little I've read though, it seems like a good value. Do you need the phono input though? Your receiver should be enough power for just about any headphone, and if you do get the Furutech you can always feed it into the receiver.

 

Good all-rounder headphones to consider would be the Sennheiser HD600/650 and Beyerdynamic DT880.

 

post #8922 of 29490

hey newbie here, i just want to know what headphones are good for metal music? 

 

post #8923 of 29490

Looking to spend 500 or maybe more on a nonportable setup for my macbook pro. someone please help me. Looking to get into classical music, techno, but also I'd like to be able to listen to some hip hop (basically, everything). Need recommendations for a dac/amp and headphones

post #8924 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post


Do you have any music/guitar centres nearby that you can check out?

 


 

Hi, Not nearby. Even if I did here in New Zealand the mark up on such goods can be astounding. Id prefer to order online as it has always been cheaper for me.

Cheers mate

post #8925 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Mironov View Post

hey newbie here, i just want to know what headphones are good for metal music? 

 


Grado

Senn HD25

Sony V6/ZX700

 



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Originally Posted by dosquito View Post

Looking to spend 500 or maybe more on a nonportable setup for my macbook pro. someone please help me. Looking to get into classical music, techno, but also I'd like to be able to listen to some hip hop (basically, everything). Need recommendations for a dac/amp and headphones


Denon D2000 with Audio-gd Sparrow.

 



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Originally Posted by 443330 View Post


 

Hi, Not nearby. Even if I did here in New Zealand the mark up on such goods can be astounding. Id prefer to order online as it has always been cheaper for me.

Cheers mate


But at the very least you can check out some brands and see how different headphones fit and feel. See if you can find any places that will price match as well.

 

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