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k after extending my collection a bit, i have to say i am totally not cool with bright headphones, especially since they hurt your ears at higher volumes. what i'm looking for are warm, full sized, closed headphones, with clear (but not too bright) treble and punchy bass. any suggestions?

post #2 of 15

Budget?

 

Philips L1, Bowers & Wilkins P5 (but the P5 have special shaped "flat" pads which sits on ear but covers the entire ear though), M-Audio Q40 or Skullcandy Mix Masters Mike.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 8/21/12 at 5:59am
post #3 of 15

DT770 PRO?

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DT770 PRO?

 

Not a warm headphone in my ears, too much emphasized highs vs recessed mids. It's both the mids and bass versus highs balance which determines warmth, not just bass emphasis. If highs exceed either bass or mids, it's usually not very warm sounding. Fostex TRP50 for example are warm sounding headphones with its mid-centric sound with rolled-off bass and highs.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 8/21/12 at 7:13am
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Not a warm headphone in my ears, too much emphasized highs vs recessed mids. It's both the mids and bass versus highs balance which determines warmth, not just bass emphasis. If highs exceed either bass or mids, it's usually not very warm sounding.

 

I know that. I just threw it in because my 770 PRO has subdued highs and lower bass emphasis compared to the regular DT770 and DT990.

post #6 of 15

I'm looking for the same thing. It seems that many people associate exhausting treble and upper-mid range with the "hi-fi" sound, leaving fewer options for people who want something mellow and warm with tight, powerful bass that they can listen to for an entire day.


Edited by machoboy - 8/21/12 at 7:18am
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Kenwood KH-K1000
Sennheiser HD 580/600/650
Bose QC15
Koss ESP/950, 10, R/80
Sony MDR-F1
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9
Denon AH-D1000/Creative Aurvana Live!

There's probably others, but not that come to mind directly.
post #8 of 15

Philips Citiscape Uptowns.

post #9 of 15

I could listen to music with my Denon 1001s all day...not too bright; good amount of bass without overwhelming the mix.

post #10 of 15
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warm, full sized, closed headphones, with clear (but not too bright) treble and punchy bass. any suggestions?

 

Numark Electrowave... seriously, no kidding.  It's actually quite good and pretty much covers all the bases above.

post #11 of 15

Sennheiser HD598.  Possibly the most pleasant headphones I currently own. Very none fatiguing.  Clear highs, but still remain good on the mids and bass. 

post #12 of 15
Another vote for the HD598. One of my all time favorites. You can't go wrong with them.
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Sennheiser HD598. 

 

Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post

Another vote for the HD598.

 

Is there a new revision of the HD 598 out?  I don't remember it being a closed headphone.  confused.gif

post #14 of 15
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k after extending my collection a bit, i have to say i am totally not cool with bright headphones, especially since they hurt your ears at higher volumes. what i'm looking for are warm, full sized, closed headphones, with clear (but not too bright) treble and punchy bass. any suggestions?


I understand your concern. It is one I share. If you want a neutral sounding headphone with a bit of a bass punch (not too much :)), you might want to check out the jvc 700's. 

 

These headphones are very easy to modify. I tweaked the sound signature with a 'semi open' mod which opens up the midrange and high frequencies noticeably; fortunately, the headphones are still noise isolating: perhaps 10-15 dba. 

post #15 of 15

   How 'about Klipsch S4i or x10i? S4 has more bass thump x10i has enough bass more defined and fast but not as thumping as the S4s.


Edited by abombaci - 5/4/13 at 1:31am
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