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Closed headphone for rock that has Grado's "in your face" sound?

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I am looking for a recommendation for a closed headphone under 300 dollars (or so) that is good for rock and has a very forward sound stage. I recently bought a pair of Grado SR 225i's and thought they were too "thin" sounding and lacked low end. However, I did like their upfront sound stage and presentation overall. There just seemed to be something missing. I have also tried Sennheiser HD 448s, Audiotechnica AT-M50s, Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro-80 ohm version, Denon 1001s, and am currently trying Sennheiser HD 380 Pro, which I like, but it doesn't suit my taste for rock - the sound is too recessed in my opinion..

 

Does anyone have any suggestions? I heard that Sennheiser HD 25 1- II are good for rock and have the "on the stage" sound. I will be wearing these all day in the office and comfort and isolation will be important. I am also using the IBasso D4 mamba Amp/DAC so amplification should not be a problem. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


Edited by davidvanderbilt - 8/11/11 at 11:57am
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Seriously consider and research the Ultrasone HFI 580 for rock. It's a great headphone to rock out too.

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Thanks! Do you have any idea how these compare to the HFI 780s? I guess it's not always true that more expensive headphones sound better, but would it be better to get the HFI 780s?

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Heya,

 

Since you already tried the DT770 Pro 80, the HFI 580 may not be what you're looking for. The 780 is more refined and a little less bassy.

 

Did you like the SR225's a lot, but simply wanted more bass and comfort?

 

Check out SRH940, Denon D2000, DT880's.

 

Very best,

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Did you like the SR225's a lot, but simply wanted more bass and comfort?

 

 

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Originally Posted by davidvanderbilt View Post

I am looking for a recommendation for a closed headphone under 300 dollars (or so) that is good for rock and has a very forward sound stage. I recently bought a pair of Grado SR 225i's and thought they were too "thin" sounding and lacked low end. However, I did like their upfront sound stage and presentation overall.


Sounds like he'd like the HFI 580.

 

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Originally Posted by davidvanderbilt View Post

Thanks! Do you have any idea how these compare to the HFI 780s? I guess it's not always true that more expensive headphones sound better, but would it be better to get the HFI 780s?


I think the 780 actually sound thin also...

 


Edited by wind016 - 8/11/11 at 5:20pm
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Hey, I bought the HFI-680s for this, which are basically toned done 780s. Not bad, but they don't have that upper midrange that punches you in the face, they're a little too balanced.

 

Sounds like 580s are the ones to go for.

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Originally Posted by 200poundsofamp View Post

Hey, I bought the HFI-680s for this, which are basically toned done 780s. Not bad, but they don't have that upper midrange that punches you in the face, they're a little too balanced.

 

Sounds like 580s are the ones to go for.


Great! I just ordered the HFI-580s and will be getting them tomorrow. I will let you guys know what I think! Thanks so much for the input!

 

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