Originally Posted by MaximumSandvich
Soundstage is extremely important to me, which is why I switched to exclusively circumaural headphones. However, I am moving around and in noisy areas alot which restricts me to using closed-back headphones.
So I'm looking for sub-$300 headphones with a closed back and a massive soundstage, and they must have a good reputation for durability.
Any suggestions are welcome.
Also, I have a fiio e7 amp to power the headphones.
I've got to listen to closed headphones much of the time - for a variety of reasons.
So over the last few years I've heard many different closed headphones from
AT, Ultrasone, Sony, AKG, Denon...etc...
At this point, it seems to me that "closed back" and "massive soundstage"
just don't exist together. I think some new technology will be needed for
it to happen. (S Logic isn't it IMO, but the closed back Ultrasones do have
The AKG 550 have the biggest soundstage I've yet heard in closed headphones.
They're a good listen, and pretty well made.
But they're big and thus not very portable.
I'd like to have a ready answer for the OP - maybe someone else does.
Will be watching this thread with interest.