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Which of those closed headphones is the right one for me?!

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi-ho from Germany, dear Head-Fiers!

 

I use to read here for about the last ten years.

 

Since then I've owned round about 50 headphones (from DT231 up to HD800), but they are/were mainly open ones.

 

My experience with closed headphones is very little.

 

Well, finally, I've decided to register to ask you an (at least for me) important question:

 

Which headphone of the ones I'll type the name of here suites the needs I have best?!

 

My needs ("perfect headphone"):

 

The cans should be over-ear built.

 

The cans should work out of an headphone amp as well as out of a Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer sound card.


soundstage: small to average size
bass: strong (defined, but not overpowering)
bass impact: strong to very strong

mids: good resolution, not recessed (maybe only slightly recessed)
highs: not too harsh
(the lesser the sibilance is, the better it is for my taste)

comfort: very good (it should easily be able to be worn several hours at a time)

 

PRICE: max. 200 €uros

 

The competitors:

 

Ultrasone HFI-580

Shure SRH-750 DJ

Audio-Technica ATH-M50S

Sony MDR-XB 500

Sony MDR-XB 700

 

Maybe too expansive:

 

[Audio-Technica ATH-A900]

[beyerdynamic DT770/250 Ed.05]

[Denon AH-D2000]

 

On-Ear ones:

 

[Sennheiser HD25-1 II]

[beyerdynamic DT250/250]

[Klipsch Image ONE]

 

So you see, I know what I want, but I'm not sure how to get it.

 

If you think, that there is any other headphone that could satisfy my needs, than let me know it.

 

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post #2 of 7

M50s are decent but I find myself wanting more. I think the DT770s would be a good choice though

post #3 of 7

m50 has recess mid. I believe the best from your list is the ultrasone hfi 580.

I want to recormmend the discontinued hd 250 II but they have recess mids and I'm not sure if they will run out of a creative sound card

post #4 of 7

m50

post #5 of 7

I think I can at least help you kick A900 out.  Personally I find its bass a bit shallow, and not with a strong impact, although quite clean.  And mids is a bit recessed.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

HFI-580 or SHR-750DJ. That's one of the big questions...

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Nordwestlicht View Post

HFI-580 or SHR-750DJ. That's one of the big questions...



HIFI cause they look 580x better. 

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