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post #1 of 10
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Hello everyone, i'm looking to buy some closed back, on ear headphones, under £40 preferably. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which headphones to go for. The smaller the better really, and if they folded that would be ideal. Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 10

What musical genres do you prefer, and where will you be listening? Knowing a little more might shake more suggestions from the community tree . . . so to speak. smile_phones.gif

 

Since you ask for a closed design, I am assuming that some sound isolation is needed. Is this the case, or am I reading too much into your original post?

 

In that price range, you might try the Sennheiser PX 100-II; but those are open. The pricier PX 200-II is closed, but I think it might be just above your target price.

 

I am afraid I've exhausted my experience with this sort of headphone . . . 

post #3 of 10
Brainwavz M2, Soundmagic PL50, Head Direct R0, Mee M6, Sp51... I have the 2 first of the list, had a Mee too but use the Soundmagic and Brainwavz... they are magic, better than a Sony in ear buds at 90€... I have the MDR500 which are a real S... Compared to Soundmagic and Brainwavz...
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Cielbleufr View Post

Brainwavz M2, Soundmagic PL50, Head Direct R0, Mee M6, Sp51... I have the 2 first of the list, had a Mee too but use the Soundmagic and Brainwavz... they are magic, better than a Sony in ear buds at 90€... I have the MDR500 which are a real S... Compared to Soundmagic and Brainwavz...


Closed back, ON EAR...not IEMs.

 

And I agree...spend slightly more and get the Senn px 200s.

 

 

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your imputs guys, i usually listen to quite bass heavy music, but this changes a lot. quite tempted by the senns, was tempted before i posted to be honest!

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Something else aswell, i've got a pair of hd558s running from my laptop into a pretty standard DAC, the impedance on them is 50ohms, do i need/can you recommend any good cheap amps for this??

 

post #7 of 10

Just to be clear, your setup is Notebook > DAC > HD-558, right? If so, then I would recommend an amp. Since this is for home/office, don't overlook that old receiver in the closet as a headphone amp. That would certainly be the inexpensive route of choice I think. 

 

If you need to buy something, the Little Dot I+ might be interesting; or, for about another $100US, the Schiit Asgard got a lot of buzz last year. FiiO is another popular brand, and the E9 might work for you. However, I can not make a recommendation one way or the other as I have not owned any of them. You might ask this question in the Headphone Amps (full-size) forum.

post #8 of 10
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yeh that's right. ok mate thanks for the advice, very useful!

post #9 of 10

Amazon have px 200 ii's for £42 atm, or the sennheiser hd 228 for £30.50 if you want cheaper.  Not heard either mind.

 

post #10 of 10
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just bought some px200i from ebay for 26 quid, see how these go...

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