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post #151 of 186

Creative aurvana live or goldring ns1000 is what you want ns1000 are £50 on play the aurvana live are more or less re badged denon d1001's and are around £55 both cans hard to beat in the £50 area and both closed.

post #152 of 186

 Good. No Bose.

post #153 of 186
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 Good. No Bose.



Bose doesn't have such a good reputation here on head-fi, do they?

post #154 of 186

Strongly 100% recommend the Sony V6. It is the most comfortable headphone I have ever owned. Not to mention they sound pretty amazing. (My gf currently has them on right now and is dancing and spinning around in her chair.. I kid you not.)  tongue_smile.gif


Edited by roma101 - 8/13/11 at 7:57pm
post #155 of 186
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Bose doesn't have such a good reputation here on head-fi, do they?

 

The name itself is a sin very_evil_smiley.gif They're like beats, but somehow disguised. 

 

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Strongly 100% recommend the Sony V6. It is the most comfortable headphone I have ever owned. Not to mention they sound pretty amazing. (My gf currently has them on right now and is dancing and spinning around in her chair.. I kid you not.)  tongue_smile.gif

 

Sony has released A LOT of new studio models recently, like the MDR-7520 which are a very nice successor to the V6, except expensive.

 

There's also the ZX700, which is cheap.

post #157 of 186
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At the mo i'm looking at a pair of Beyer DT770s on the FS forum / several pairs on ebay!

 

I would rather have something more portable, but comfort is NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

 

Both of those shops local to me are closed Sundays :/ But i will get somewhere to test drive these, at some point before purchase!

post #158 of 186
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Though with more reading, the DT770 have more bass than i need...

 

Its the comfort i'm most after but i also dont want a set of cans wot hurt my ears inside either. I dont need explosions on tv shows blowing my ears off, iykwim.


Edited by leoniedelt - 8/14/11 at 1:45am
post #159 of 186
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gonna start a new thread i think, cos this one is off putting with its length.

post #160 of 186

No just keep it rolling, it has momentum now. ;)

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Sony has released A LOT of new studio models recently, like the MDR-7520 which are a very nice successor to the V6, except expensive.

 

There's also the ZX700, which is cheap.



Haven't tried others although I'm pretty sure the ZX700's clamp from others' impressions. I recommend the V6 because it has virtually no clamp whatsoever. They tend to hug/ conform to your head and ears nicely and disappear off your head. Better comfort than even triports that I've tried. At least that's been my experience. Would love to try out some beyer pads to enhance the comfort! biggrin.gif

 

The only drawback is the coiled cable in a portable setting. I still use them as long as I have a bag for the cable to go in, but if you're not using them in a portable scenario, then it's a no-brainer. V6's are my number one recommendation for the OP's price point.   

 

EDIT: OP, so I have just read this whole thread and am thoroughly convinced that the Sony V6 is the headphone for you. I, like you, am a female with a small noggin and throughout my time here on head-fi (which stretches a lot longer than my sign-up date), I too have been looking for Bose Triport comfort, but of course with better sound quality. Believe me when I say the V6 sounds much better (and I listen to rock along with all genres but mostly 80's rock) and is more comfortable than the triports. They also have better build quality. Do a search on them in regards to using them with Beyerdynamic DT250 replacement earpads. Apparently they feel even more phenomenal.

 

Again, the only drawback is the coiled chord but... IMHO it's minor and worth it for the comfort and sound.  


Edited by roma101 - 8/14/11 at 5:56pm
post #162 of 186

One more recommendation: Sennheiser HD428. Exceptionally comfortable and lightweight with very good SQ and no coiled cable to speak of which makes them more portable than the V6 although the V6 isolates more. I'd suggest trying them out if you have the opportunity. 


Edited by roma101 - 8/14/11 at 8:48pm
post #163 of 186

HD428 - No clamping force, very comfortable but bad for portables.

post #164 of 186

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No just keep it rolling, it has momentum now. ;)



 

post #165 of 186
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roflmao @ Indiana Jones, awesome!

 

Thanks, Roma101, i appreciate your input.

 

As i posted yesterday on the other thread, i did end up in a Bose shop yesterday (!!!) - i didnt know i lived twenty minutes' walk from one. And i played with the AE2s again. And again, i swear I have never, ever in my life felt comfort like it. Several youtube unboxings show how very different the AE2s are from the standard triports. I've never tried a triport but the AE2s are amazing.

 

The kids say they want to go in town today and go see Superfi so with any luck, I'll get to look at Sony V6s? And Beyers and all sorts. And then i will know for certain.

 

Plus my eldest, who is almost 8, is looking for something more comfortable than her cans (which she uses with her DS) because hers do to her ears around her glasses *exactly* what mine do to my ears! Her ears are rather large for a child and stick out quite far, so normal 'child' headphones are supra-aural for her, even if they're not intended to be!


Edited by leoniedelt - 8/15/11 at 1:04am
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