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Best headphones straight out of an iPod?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

All in subject really, which are the best quality headphones for use straight out of an iPod using FLAC as source? Without the need for amping.

 

Will be using these on the tube, so closed back preferable, although I do not mind listening to the music slightly less loud if quality is that much better.

 

Any help appreciated,

 

Tim

post #2 of 14

Beyerdynamic T5p. Haven't heard them, but looking at the measurements and the very portable design, impedance and efficiency you can't go wrong.

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

They do look very nice, but I was thinking more around the £200 or less mark :--)

 

Sorry, should have made that clearer!
 

post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

Having said that, what about the T70p?

 

I have some DT880s that I love, but at 600ohn and being very open they are impractical to take on the tube.

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by timmymagic07 View Post

Having said that, what about the T70p?

 

I have some DT880s that I love, but at 600ohn and being very open they are impractical to take on the tube.

Sorry, can't help you there. My knowledge is limited to what I read with most headphones!

 

Rather than saying "best" though, it might help to mention the genres you listen to in your first post or even better the sound signature you're looking for. The genre you listen to strongly influences what would be the best headphone. The DT880 is more of a referency headphone so the t70p should be quite similar to the 880.

post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

Haven't read a little I do notice that a lot, headphone choice depends on your taste in music and what you listen to. But I tend to listen to "anything that sounds good" to me, so generally an all round headphone would be preferable.

post #7 of 14

I would say AKG K550 is good option.

post #8 of 14

Grado
 

post #9 of 14

Sennheiser Amperior

 

Sennheiser HD25 II

 

V-MODA M80

 

B&W P3 or P5

 

Cheerz !

post #10 of 14

Denon Ah-d2000 (if you like bass) or Akg k550 if you prefer a more neutral sound.

post #11 of 14
I think D2000 - is nice, but leaks sound.
post #12 of 14

I'd agree with KBerube and say that Grado are my favorite unamped out an ipod, especially those like RS-1 & HF-1 with wooden housing that tames the treble and improves the bass.  Closed-back I'd go for Denons if you want bass but don't mind recessed mids or Shure 840/940 if you need to block sound.  For true isolation & portability iems are best imo.

post #13 of 14
Basically anything by Audio-Technica, Shure or Grado is going to be fine out of an ipod.
T70p and T5p are both great too.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hvae gone for the T70p having found a pair going at a decent price second hand

 

Many thanks :--)

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