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A good warm lush pair of headphones that doesn't need amplification?

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 

Hi

 

I'm looking for a good warm lush pair of headphones that have no need for amplification. I have my Sennheiser HD 650s for critical listening but they are so neutral and analytical that listening to them can be downright fatiguing. I want something lush, warm and for want of a better term beautiful, something I can plug into anything and get good sound without having to take out one of my headphone amps.

 

Any suggestions?

post #2 of 32

Heya,

 

Panasonic HTF600. Warm, lush, musical, and inexpensive.

 

I don't know how you get neutral/critical out of the HD650.

 

I say this as someone with both.

 

HTF600_vs_HD650_01.jpg

 

I straight up like the HTF600 better. Makes no sense.

 

Very best,

post #3 of 32
Thread Starter 

Well critical and neutral where was the best I could do without getting poetic :) I suppose dry would be another good way of describing how they sound to me. 

post #4 of 32

ATH-AD900 are the best unamplified phones i've heard. bugger that- I think they're easily among the most musical pair of cans this side of Stax. Check KT88's nicely though out review to get a good feel on them. 

post #5 of 32

warm and lush and easy to drive?

 

Audio technica ESW9(A) is one option that would work. 200 bucks 

post #6 of 32

Yeah definitly these too, But the AD900 is naturally (pun intended) better, minus bass oomph perhaps.

post #7 of 32
The AIAIAI TMA-1 is similar to the HD650. Better bass though and more of it, and an iPod or iPhone is plenty of power for them. I actually prefer it to the HD650. I owned both at the same time and sold the HD650 and my desktop amp/dac.


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post #8 of 32

Heya  biggrin.gif

 

Senn HD-598.  Warm and fuzzy.  Works good off a discman.  If you pay more than $175, you got rolled.

post #9 of 32
Thread Starter 

The HD-598s where on my list but I have to say I'm really curious about the Panasonic HTF600s now. Can they really be that good at that price?

post #10 of 32

They're the latest flavor of the month. By the end of the year no one will remember how good they're supposed to be.

 

If you think the HD650 is analytical and fatiguing, you're in trouble. You're going to need basshead cans. The HTF600 will probably fit your needs, and you can try the Sony XB series too. There's also the Koss PortaPro.

post #11 of 32

If your one for looks the M80 is worth looking at, nice fun sound sig. 

v-moda-m80-xl.jpg

post #12 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post

They're the latest flavor of the month. By the end of the year no one will remember how good they're supposed to be.

 

If you think the HD650 is analytical and fatiguing, you're in trouble. You're going to need basshead cans. The HTF600 will probably fit your needs, and you can try the Sony XB series too. There's also the Koss PortaPro.



Funny I never would have pegged myself as a base head!

post #13 of 32

More accurately you probably want mid-bass and lower mid-range, but basshead cans will have that. That or you just really don't like treble, so you might want to play around with the EQ settings on any portables you're going to use.

post #14 of 32

Bowers & Wilkins P5.   Lush and warm. Fullstop.

post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by overhaze View Post

The HD-598s where on my list but I have to say I'm really curious about the Panasonic HTF600s now. Can they really be that good at that price?



I've got both the Panasonic HTF 600's and a set of Porta Pros.  I'd pick the Porta Pros every time.  Not everyone is impressed the the muffled mids and bloated bass of the Panny's.  With a $200 budget you can get something that blows both of them out of the water.

 

 

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