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Looking for closed, circumaural headphones around $150-250

post #1 of 5
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I'm looking for recommendations to purchase my first pair of full-size headphones with the following characteristics.

 

-Closed

-Circumaural

-$150-250

-Balanced sound for all types of music

-ANC acceptable but not necessary

-High SNR

-No amp preferred

 

Thanks for any advice.

 

 

 

 


Edited by mike543 - 6/9/11 at 8:57pm
post #2 of 5

Audio Technica M50, AKG K271 MKII, Shure 440/840.

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Originally Posted by lemonking95 View Post

You can have a look this AKG Q701 Premium Reference Headphones ,it is a good choice for u.

 

Good luck for u.

Does not meet the following criteria:

 

-Closed

-Balanced sound for all types of music

-No amp preferred

 
Seriously guys, don't recommend random cans when you don't know much about them(other than they're high-end and cost hundreds).
 
Question for OP: What kind of music do you listen to?

 

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

I primarily listen to rap, hard and soft rock, instrumental and classical.

 

Currently I own UE SuperFi 5vi IEMs but don’t like the constant noise if I move. Do around the ear headphones usually provide a greater lever of isolation than IEMs?  Also, I have a big head so if any choices fit tight or loose please let me know.

 

Headphones I’ve been looking at are the beyerdynamic DT660, Audio Techncia ATH-A9000, and Sennhieser HD 558. I’m also considering the Sennheiser PXC for Bluetooth feature even through it’s a little out of my price range. When I was searching earlier I found folding headphones in the $150-$250 range but can’t seem to find their name now.

 

I live in New York City. Is there anywhere to test headphones before purchase?

 

Thanks for the advice.

post #5 of 5

Fischer Audio FA-003 meets all your criteria. I just got a pair and they complement my AKG k701 perfectly.

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