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Best closed can for classical (under $400)?

post #1 of 63
Thread Starter 

Looking to upgrade from my M50s. Started another thread asking for a comparison with the SRH-940s and Denon D2000s, but I think I made the mistake of limiting my options.

 

So, what say you?

post #2 of 63

I listen to mostly classical and am happy with my D5000s but that is the extent of my collection.

post #3 of 63

try and open can from sennheisher. i know the hd598 are good with classical. they are around $250

post #4 of 63
Thread Starter 

Thank you both for your replies.

 

@bmeat unfortunately the D5000 seem a bit out of my price range.

 

@The Shining unfortunately they must be closed; I plan to use the at work.

post #5 of 63

I really like the SRH940 for classical. Another pro is that it actually isolates, unlike the Denons which are just a step above open in terms of isolation.

post #6 of 63

why not considering IEM? that way you'll get more option. unless of course you dont like IEM

post #7 of 63
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your replies.

 

@idletime1213 yeah, I'm really leaning towards the 940s. But keep the suggestions coming! ;)

 

@IndieScent unfortunately I'm not a big fan of IEMs. Always found them... um... intrusive. ;)

post #8 of 63

what about over ear? if you comfy enough with over ear you can try research  or ask question on http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-96-portable-headphones-reviewed-v-moda-m-80-added-11-27-11 .

 

edit: just noticed m50 is over ear >_>


Edited by IndieScent - 1/16/12 at 11:11pm
post #9 of 63
Thread Starter 

So far I'm thinking the SRH-940s, Denon D2000 or Beyer DT 770 Pro might be the best choices. What do y'all think?

 

BTW, portability would be a plus, but not a requirement. I'm more interested in SQ, specifically for the acoustic tones (classical, jazz, vocals, etc.)

post #10 of 63
Thread Starter 

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post #11 of 63

sorry, i didnt read closed can. you probably will be pleased with the dt770. they have a bump in the bass and the highs to make them sound powerful, yet balanced

 

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i know denon is usually bassy and may not fit classical, but im not sure never heard a denon. also i dont think youre going to get your moneys worth  ($100 improvment) from the dt770  if you know what i mean

 

musiciansfriend is selling the dt770 pro for 199.99, free shipping, no tax and they always have sales going on. i think the most you can get is like 15% off. thats the most i ever got off with them, and it was on my drum kit so it saved me some good change (like $100 or so)

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/beyerdynamic-dt-770-pro-80-closed-studio-headphones

 

the shure would be a great choice as well, but again i dont think youre going to justify spending the extra $100. plus the dt770 look extra comfy


Edited by bmeat - 1/17/12 at 9:27am
post #12 of 63

I only have one pair of closed cans in my collection, the Beyer DT 770 Pro80Ω, but I'm listening to some Mozart with them right now and they sound real good (for a closed can that is). They are also the most comfortable headphone that I have ever worn. I have read that the 250Ω & 600Ω have less bass, so if you are going to go with the DT770, maybe look into those options.

 

Seeing as you are in Toronto (?), I bought mine at Long & McQuade (Bloor and Christie) for about $175 (came to just under $200 with tax).

They have a 30 day return policy, and you can try them out in the store, along with tons of other cans for comparison.

post #13 of 63

For classical most people want a much more balanced response than the DT770 will give you.  The SRH940 is a great choice, though it's a little light on bass.  The A900 and K550 are two other considerations. 

post #14 of 63
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Originally Posted by LithoJazoSphere View Post

For classical most people want a much more balanced response than the DT770 will give you.  The SRH940 is a great choice, though it's a little light on bass.  The A900 and K550 are two other considerations. 


the a900 is very midcentric correct? i understand he is going to be listening to classical, but if he doesnt know what midcentric sounds like he may not enjoy it. his m50 is the polar opposite of midcentric, and going from a m50 to a a900 may be difficult. the dt770 is one step towards balanced, the a900 is like ten steps. 

 

i dont know anything about the k550 but they look cool, wish i had a pair

 

what the op must understand is that a m50 is not classified as a "classical" can. the a900 and hd598 probably are, but you will loose bass responce and it will be more smoother and silky sounding. if you want that the a900 is probably a good "classical" closed can choice.

 

 


Edited by bmeat - 1/17/12 at 10:25am
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