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Poll Results: Besides the sound, What are the most important features you look for in a portable headphone?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 4% (57)
    Foldable
  • 8% (102)
    Small
  • 19% (238)
    Comfort
  • 5% (71)
    Detachable cable
  • 16% (202)
    Build quality
  • 13% (160)
    Easy to drive (no amp needed)
  • 0% (5)
    Open
  • 0% (10)
    Semi-Open
  • 11% (138)
    Closed
  • 7% (91)
    Appearance
  • 2% (25)
    Accessories
  • 3% (46)
    Replaceable parts
  • 4% (52)
    iPod compatible
1197 Total Votes  
post #16 of 70

I like em open, just like my at home sets... I have a couple pairs of IEM's when I need the isolation, but I'll grab my modded portapros over them every time. 

post #17 of 70
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

I like em open, just like my at home sets... I have a couple pairs of IEM's when I need the isolation, but I'll grab my modded portapros over them every time. 


Background noise of 62dBA sitting at my PC has caused me to ditch my open phones...

post #18 of 70
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post


Background noise of 62dBA sitting at my PC has caused me to ditch my open phones...


I also tend to not like closed headphones... Although, i'm going to dampen my fostex t50rp's..and see if i can get rid of some of that closed sound. It really bothers me when headphones sound closed, and i've yet to find a closed pair that didn't.. Granted I haven't used that many closed pairs.

 

post #19 of 70
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

I also tend to not like closed headphones... Although, i'm going to dampen my fostex t50rp's..and see if i can get rid of some of that closed sound. It really bothers me when headphones sound closed, and i've yet to find a closed pair that didn't.. Granted I haven't used that many closed pairs.


Have you tried the Akasa on the inside of the cups yet?  It doesn't make them sound "open" but it keeps them from sounding "closed-in".

 

post #20 of 70
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post


Have you tried the Akasa on the inside of the cups yet?  It doesn't make them sound "open" but it keeps them from sounding "closed-in".

 



Didn't receive it yet.. should have it tmrw.. I will probably apply some dynamat and then do the baffles tonight with either dynamat or plasticine.. So I can see if I hear a change with that and then I'll do the akasa tmrw.  Meanwhile, I got my hands on some Ms-Pro's... my bloodwood sr80i's are giving them a real run for their money. at least 95% as nice, at least.. 

post #21 of 70
Thread Starter 

grados as portables... I cant imagine going on the street with my MS1, or ridding a bus, no way.

 

need more votes!!

post #22 of 70
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

grados as portables... I cant imagine going on the street with my MS1, or ridding a bus, no way.

 

need more votes!!



I took em out on campus once. So a friend could hear them. It wasn't too bad at all. I wouldn't take woodies out, But I would take them with plastic cups.

post #23 of 70

Closed for sure. I would never take open cans outside, as I know I'd have a big problem with anyone that does.

post #24 of 70

Where's the option for sound quality?

post #25 of 70

Can't believe there's no option for isolation. In outside environments, isolation is a limiting factor of sound quality.

post #26 of 70
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Originally Posted by Trysaeder View Post

Can't believe there's no option for isolation. In outside environments, isolation is a limiting factor of sound quality.



"Closed" pretty much covers that.

post #27 of 70
Comfort. As I spend nearly 3 hours a day commuting I like to listen in comfort. Build quality would be a close second for me as 15 hours a week of putting on pulling off the headphone could resault in serious wear and tear over time. I think closed would be a close third for me.
Edited by mrtim6 - 7/5/11 at 12:10am
post #28 of 70
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Originally Posted by mrtim6 View Post

Comfort. As I spend nearly 3 hours a day commuting I like to listen in comfort. Build quality would be a close second for me as 15 hours a week of putting on pulling off the headphone could resault in serious wear and tear over time. I think closed would be a close third for me.


x2. comfort over anything else other than sq

post #29 of 70
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Originally Posted by Alghazanth View Post





"Closed" pretty much covers that.


Not necessarily, there are some closed headphones especially on-ear ones that have poor isolation. Close headphones don't automatically mean superb isolation.

 

post #30 of 70
Thread Starter 


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Originally Posted by Tronz View Post

Where's the option for sound quality?

 

its says in the OP "Besides the sound, What are the most important features you look for in a portable headphone?"

 

 

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Originally Posted by Trysaeder View Post

Can't believe there's no option for isolation. In outside environments, isolation is a limiting factor of sound quality.


yes, it could have been a good option, I missed it. luckily active noise isolation is not popular among "audiophiles". but would have been a nice option to add. closed would have to do it by now

 

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