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Headphones for Classical Music

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hello , can anyone recommend a pair of headphones for Classical music.I own a Graham slee Ultra Linier Headphone Amap .Thanks.

post #2 of 16

Heya,

 

Budget?

 

Also, what kind of classical? It makes a huge difference if you listen to symphonies, compared to simply listening to classical piano or small ensembles like piano & cello. I find symphonies need strong bass presence as well as incredible imaging and sound stage. Classical piano, on the other hand, doesn't need it nearly as much to achieve a masterful sound. I say this because I listen to a lot of classical myself, mostly piano & cello.

 

Very best,


Edited by MalVeauX - 9/9/11 at 2:21pm
post #3 of 16

K-702. k701smile.gif

post #4 of 16

AD700/900

Hd558/598/555/595

K1000

K/Q701

post #5 of 16

The Grado GS-1000 is considered by many to be the best phones for classical

post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by fatcat28037 View Post

The Grado GS-1000 is considered by many to be the best phones for classical



Hmm...

 

That really is a selective few.

 

Most "Audiophiles" would say you need soundstage for classical.

 

But that's mostly up the listener

post #7 of 16

Grado SR-225, SR-325

Senheisher HD650 

Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm

Hifiman HE-500

Audeze LCD-2 (just heard these recently, they're fairly good)

 

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hello, I would mainly like them for Symphonies, also for jazz. I own Sennheiser HD600 and HD 650's and Alessandro Music Series 2. Price range would be £2-£ 250.Thanks..

post #9 of 16
What is it that you want to change in the sound signature of your HD 650/600?
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hello, I'm just looking for an alternative .Maybe more of a spacious sound , wider image , open ?

post #11 of 16



 

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Originally Posted by BotByte View Post





Hmm...

 

That really is a selective few.

 

Most "Audiophiles" would say you need soundstage for classical.

 

But that's mostly up the listener



Unlike the attributes attributed to other Grado models th GS-1000 has a broad soundstage.

 

post #12 of 16
The AKG 701/702 would accomplish that, but the trade off is a more clinical sound IMO. I have all of these headphones and I listen to 90% classical.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Ridleyguy View Post

The AKG 701/702 would accomplish that, but the trade off is a more clinical sound IMO. I have all of these headphones and I listen to 90% classical.


You're right, and you can go for a warm solid state amp like the Violectric V-100.

post #14 of 16

IMO, K701s or for more $, the HD 800s

post #15 of 16
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