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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I am interested in purchasing some portable H.P for use when running around town.

 

Narrowed them down to these 4

 

Senn PX 200II

AKG K430

Beyerdynamic DTX300P

Audio Technica ES7

 

From what I read on head-fi the K430s seem to have a durability issue with paint flacking off etc. My music genres

are pretty diverse and i listen from light rock to jazz. I intend to use this H.P without a portable amp so that has to be taken

into consideration.

 

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post #2 of 8

Wrong forum buddy.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Sorry my apologies.

Mods may you please move it.

 

Thanks

post #4 of 8

Owned all of those except for the Beyer.

 

In simplest terms:

 

If you want laid back and non fatiguing sound > px200-II

If you want a more engaging sound > k430

 

ES7 are not recommended. If you want a jack-of-all-trades audiotechnica, the cheaper sj-55 or sq-505 sound better to my ears for rock/jazz.

 

I like the overall balance of the the k430s, but the senns are more detailed with better imaging. Also the Senns have better build quality and a beefier cable. Also, the K430 feel a bit overbuilt in the thick plastic department versus the px200-II

 

You can't go wrong with the px-200-II but if you need more nosie isolation, the audio technicas with their larger ear cup size do a better job of blocking out ambient noise then mini headphones like the px-2000 and K430. The same can be said for the bass oriented AKG-k518/81dj, but it suffers with the same headache inducing clamping force of the ES7.

 

post #5 of 8

Some In ear monitors? 

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 


Thanks. At this stage I think i am more inclined to the K430. What are the main differences between the K430 and the K450?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lazuline View Post

Owned all of those except for the Beyer.

 

In simplest terms:

 

If you want laid back and non fatiguing sound > px200-II

If you want a more engaging sound > k430

 

ES7 are not recommended. If you want a jack-of-all-trades audiotechnica, the cheaper sj-55 or sq-505 sound better to my ears for rock/jazz.

 

I like the overall balance of the the k430s, but the senns are more detailed with better imaging. Also the Senns have better build quality and a beefier cable. Also, the K430 feel a bit overbuilt in the thick plastic department versus the px200-II

 

You can't go wrong with the px-200-II but if you need more nosie isolation, the audio technicas with their larger ear cup size do a better job of blocking out ambient noise then mini headphones like the px-2000 and K430. The same can be said for the bass oriented AKG-k518/81dj, but it suffers with the same headache inducing clamping force of the ES7.

 



 



Quote:
Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post

Some In ear monitors? 

Tried them and they hurt my ears. So that's out.
 

 

post #7 of 8

Haven't heard the k450, but besides better build quality (headband, travel case, housing) and  a detachable cable, I've read the 450 have a different signature, but there isn't too much info on them.

 

 

 

post #8 of 8

Also if you're in the U.S., Electronics Expo has the k450 for $85

 

Electronics Expo has the AKG K450 Premium Foldable Headphones for $170 - $95 off with coupon code BIGBEN + $7 shipping = $82 shipped. Features closed-back, 3D-Axis folding design with 11 Hz to 30 kHz frequency range. More Icon[Amazon Reviews : Compare]

 

The k430 are $40 on amazon through musicians friend.

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