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post #1 of 10
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Hi guys, been bitten by the I want a new toy bug. Need recommendation for a headphone in the $150~300 range that is closed, over the ear, comfortable (HD580 level), and different in sound signature from my Sennheiser HD 580 and HD280 pro (I'm happy with the HD 580, just want to get something different). For use with symphonic metal, games, and movies

amp inventory is NFB12, Meta42, Head Five, and fiio e7/e9

 

been out of the loop for a while, should I look towards Audio Technica and Beyer?

 

thanks~

 

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Originally Posted by zchen View Post

Hi guys, been bitten by the I want a new toy bug. Need recommendation for a headphone in the $150~300 range that is closed, over the ear, comfortable (HD580 level), and different in sound signature from my Sennheiser HD 580 and HD280 pro (I'm happy with the HD 580, just want to get something different). For use with symphonic metal, games, and movies

amp inventory is NFB12, Meta42, Head Five, and fiio e7/e9

 

been out of the loop for a while, should I look towards Audio Technica and Beyer?

 

thanks~

 



That's a toughie because you want a closed model in that price range.

 

2nd hand Denon D2000 comes to mind ~ something like the Beyer DT770 might still be a little too similar

to your Senn 280 Pro.


Edited by Gwarmi - 10/10/11 at 9:18pm
post #3 of 10

Sorry if this is a bad suggestion but how about Ultrasone Pro 900's?

post #4 of 10

Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 250-Ohm (my favorite closed cans)

 

Audio Technica is coming out soon with new A500, A700 and A900 cans (improved sound?)

Also hopefully the current A900s will drop in price for clearance/closeout sales.

post #5 of 10

Heya,

 

Beyer DT770

Denon D2000

Fischer Audio FA-003

Ultrasone PRO 750

AKG K271 MKII or K142 HD

 

Very best,

post #6 of 10
Denon AH-D2000.
post #7 of 10

Try the Ultrasone PRO 750. They are really good with movies and metal. 

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Originally Posted by rezel View Post

Sorry if this is a bad suggestion but how about Ultrasone Pro 900's?


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post #9 of 10

I'm using the AKG 271 MKII in the office for around 5 hs a day and I'm very happy with 'em. Comfortable and I like they way they sound (better than the AKG K 172 HD I had before these IMHO).

 

 

post #10 of 10

I'd recommend one of the Ultrasones for a different sound sig, the hfi-580, 780 and the pro 750 and 900 are good bets depending on your budget.

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