Originally Posted by Birdman74
I found the pro 80 for $75 shipped from ebay. should I take it or get the hi 2050? I am over the closed and open privacy debate. I now want the best sound? I think the Open hi 2050 is better then the pro 80?
I recently received my Pro80 from eBay, $80 shipped. No matter how you look at it, it's a good deal. The Pro80 provide a good amount of sound isolation, so nobody will hear your music, and you won't hear outside noises very often. The 2050 is open, so there is little to no isolation. I can't comment on how the 2050 sounds, but from reading the entire thread a couple of weeks ago, it seems like the Pro80 is the more popular choice. Bass, isolation, comfort, sound quality and a carrying case on top of it all... That's what led me toward the Pro80. They are solid. I'm about 18ish hours into listening to them, and they reveal a lot of details in songs that I have never heard before. Pretty cool. I say, get what you want though. If you like velour and an open sound, the 2050 would be the choice to have. However, if you want more isolation, plushy leatherette pads and a more closed sound, go for the Pro80. But hey, that's just my opinion.