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Good cans similar to Sennheiser HD 558 but closed cups?

post #1 of 8
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Hi all, I am looking for some decent sounding closed cup headphones for outdoor use that is close to HD 558. I love my 558s but since they are open cup I can't use them outside. So I am looking for something similar sounding but closed cups and in the same price range - around $200.

 

And when I say outdoor use, I cannot compromise sound quality for the sake of portability. Definitely headphones for outside use have to be portable enough but what I mean is I don't mind wearing big headphones.

 

 

Please advise.

 

<edited to give clearer description and to correct typos>


Edited by BigMak2012 - 8/10/12 at 8:23am
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

I am still waiting for an answer :(

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Anyone?

post #4 of 8

This can be difficult to answer...but I will nevertheless just give u possibilities:

 

VMODA M80

 

Ultrasone HFI 780 / 580

 

Pro700MKII 

 

T50p

 

Sennheiser HD25 II

 

Phillips Uptown

 

Cheerz!

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot Valerianaoff! I will start doing research on them one by one.

 

 

V-Moda M 80 looks very promising. I like flat response headphones with decent bass and these fall into that category. But I am looking for a full sized circumaural headphones. I don't like in-ear/earbud headphones. I wouldn't mind on ear headphones if they were comfortable but since they put pressure directly on my ear I don't find it very comfortable.

 

 

Quote:
Like most small headphones that put pressure on your ears they caused considerable discomfort after about an hour.

 

Ref: http://www.head-fi.org/products/v-moda-crossfade-m-80/reviews/

 

Moving on to next item on list - Ultrasone HFI 780 and 580. Let me see whether they suit me.

 

Thanks again for your suggestions.

post #6 of 8

Hey no prob bro...guess then u could also wait for the September release of VMODA M100 (circumaural) :) but they may retail for $300...and in that price range, others can be considered too :)

 

For now,those are the names I can think of for you...hope some other head-fiers can help out provide more options.

 

Pleasure is all mine.

 

Cheerz ! 

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

ok. so I have shortlisted these two from your list -

 

Ultrasone HFI 780 and AUDIO TECHNICA ATH PRO700 mk2

 

Also I am considering Shure SRH840. I wish I could try them out some where myself. that would help me make up my mind. I have read tons of reviews of all of them, but unless I try them out, I can never really be sure.

post #8 of 8

Absolutely...do try them out...they are good phones...:) If u get a chance to try them all out, please do too...

 

Wish you the best...

 

Cheerz!

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