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New headphone, narrowed down to a few

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Decided to opt from full size headphones (sennheiser px360) to on ear headphones.

I've listened to the sennheiser 25 sp 2's - thought they were good, nice and light and decent enough sound. At time I thought the px360's were a bit better but having listened since I actually think the sp2's are a little more controlled.

Anyways, I'm after some on ear headphones, around £100 - £120, would prefer nice light and compact with good isolation and suite for dance/house music

I've looked and looked and the 2 which keep springing up are akg k540 or audio technica ath es55.

I'd prefer something where the cable entered on one side and removable would be a bonus.

Source is an iPhone 4, music is lossless or 320kbps, with a fiio e11 amp

Is there anything else to consider? Obviously he hd25's ii but they're around £30 over budget

Cheers
post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 
Leaning toward the akg k540 but sennheiser hd25 always at back of mind, are they really worth the £40 - £60 more?
post #3 of 7

DON'T get the AKG K540, it's a complete rip-off. Vocals sound really harsh and unnatural, mids and highs sound too warm, and the bass is decent.

post #4 of 7

The HD25-1 is an excellent headphone.  You might also want to check out the V-Moda M-80 if you can bump your budget up that high; not sure where you can get them in europe though.  You can't go wrong with the sennheisers though, they work really well for EDM.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the pointers. Still haven't upgraded/sorted anything yet to be honest.

V-moda are a struggle to obtain in the uk, quite like a couple of the phiaton models as well as te b&w p3's which have just come out (have heard the p5's so assume p3's would be a decent buy)

Also the beyerdynamic dt1350 - but way over budget new!!!
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

ended up going for the sennheiser hd 25-1 ii

 

should be with me tomorrow :)

 

cheers all

 

will post thoughts when i've had a good listen

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by dimmockg View Post

ended up going for the sennheiser hd 25-1 ii

 

should be with me tomorrow :)

 

cheers all

 

will post thoughts when i've had a good listen

Let Me know how You get on with the Sennheisers i too am in the UK.

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