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Comfort headphones needed

post #1 of 6
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Hey guys,

 

I already have Ultimate Ears 700 IEMs and want to get a pair of bassier cans right now. I have an amp (electric avenue pocket amp 2) and the source will be mostly my laptop(Lenovo x220) (like >80% of the time) and an iPod touch 2g and an entry level receiver(Yamaha something ;) ). I dont wanna invest greatly into an DAC and my music consists mainly of 320 kbps mp3s, CDs and a couple of vinyl. I listen to rap/indie rock/electronica.

Since I have a big head and tried some cans on a few comments: Audio Technica 700(I assume M5s are similar?) was definately uncomfy, as was Sennheiser HD25-I, since they clamped too much.

Comfortwise best were the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm, but I'm not quite sure if it sounds good with the laptop output. I also considered CAL, but haven't tried them out yet. Any suggestions for good value/money headphones considered I live in europe and can't enjoy the nice american market and prices :-/

Edit: Forgot to mention: DT770 = 150 Euros, CAL = 60 Euros, M5 = 160 Euros, Shure SH440(couldnt also try) is like 80 Euros.


Edited by mart1 - 7/16/11 at 4:31am
post #2 of 6

Heya,

 

Ultrasone Pro 900.

 

But you didn't mention your budget, so that may not be within your budget. There's some used (but mint/good condition) in the for sale section floating around at good prices (one is in EU if I recall).

 

DT770's are comfortable and should play nice with a wee bit of ampage. Doesn't take much to drive them really. Check out Fischer Audio FA-003? Sony ZX500? Sennheiser HD438 or 280 Pro?

 

Very best,

post #3 of 6
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Well price Range ist anything from 50 to 150 Euros, though the upper end hurts a tiny bit, but if the cans are durable: No problem. The problem is: i cant take my setup to a store to check which one works best, since there is no store around who got all of them. If the CALs aren't much worse on my equip than the DT770 I d probably get those since the extreme good price nowadays.

Maybe I should also consider Sennheisers HD 558


Edited by mart1 - 7/16/11 at 7:16am
post #4 of 6

Heya,

 

Check this out.

 

Very best,

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

200 gbp is a lot too much, this wont help me much.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Ordered the Sony ZX700 now, as they were incredibly cheap (around 65 Euro) and lots of people compared them to cans of double price. I think they will provide good value/money

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