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post #91 of 110
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Is there any reason why the STAX 4070 hasn't been mentioned here? Am I missing something here?

Hmm these are unpractical for they are hideous jecklinsmile.gif

 

They might sound good, but I would rather put a trashcan on my head. I would never ever take these outside.

post #92 of 110
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I have used the Denon AH-D7000 in a plane as well as extensively use it in office. Unless you play music really loud and/or you have someone sitting right next to you, the sound leak should be minimal and it would definitely not bother people. I sit with 6-9 people around a table and no one has yet complained about sound leakage. I had the same response in the earlier cubicle too. But to listen to music at high volumes, I had to get into a conference room or play music when no one is around.

 

This is the reason why I carry my ER-4 along with Denon's to office. Why compromise on quality of music for isolation.

That's why this thread is called the "greatest closed headphone" thread, and not "The best sounding headphone thread".

 

I am in search for the best sounding headphone, that can be used without bothering people in a silent room. Or for professional use, like in studio or rehearsal room. 

 

With the gmp 8.35D I don't feel like I'm compromising in sound quality for it's price. Not sure if there is an open headphone for 160 euros that sounds much better. Hell I don't think the HD650 sounds much better, just more airy.

post #93 of 110
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Very interesting, why is that headphone never mentioned in the "what closed headphone should i buy :0" threads? It's always ath-m50 f*** yeah, and HD25-1 II are the best f****** headphones in the world because djs use them!

 

But why are these hd250 Linear II never mentioned? Is it because they are new to the market? And are they really linear sounding? 

 

No I think the hd600 is more linear sounding but most closed headphones are heavily coloured anyway.

They are discontinued as well so not that common but again they are underrated and can be compared against today's most closed headphones costing 2-3x more and certainly better than the hd25.

 

But they are mainly for home since since they are a bit bulky for portable use and not that easy to drive either (lower sensitivity than hd600).

post #94 of 110
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No I think the hd600 is more linear sounding but most closed headphones are heavily coloured anyway.

They are discontinued as well so not that common but again they are underrated and can be compared against today's most closed headphones costing 2-3x more and certainly better than the hd25.

 

But they are mainly for home since since they are a bit bulky for portable use and not that easy to drive either (lower sensitivity than hd600).

Lower sensitivity than the HD600, that seems fairly unpractical i'd say.... They don't seem too bulky though!

post #95 of 110
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I've added the logitech ue 6000 & 9000 to the list. According to innerfidelity these have an excellent sound quality, excellent as in better than the akg k550! That is without the noise canceling on, with it, it has a bit of a bass boost. Which is something I really need on the bus, or other loud places.

 

The UE 9000 comes with a bluetooth function, and when listened to wireless, it sounds pretty much the same as when listened to wired.

The UE 9000 & 6000 are said to have the same SQ, so the extra 100-150$ is just for the bleutooth function.

post #96 of 110
Best ever without doubt would be fostex 900 or ultrasone signature pro. ....period
post #97 of 110

no love for t5p?

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no love for t5p?


Depending on who you ask majority would say the T5p is a tad lean (thin sounding - bright).

 

Depending on who you ask :D

post #99 of 110

Not that I've heard it or ever will but Sony mdr-r10 comes to mind. Judging by the reviews it's quite obvious choice if money is no issue.

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Depending on who you ask majority would say the T5p is a tad lean (thin sounding - bright).

 

Depending on who you ask :D

 

It is!!! But I still like it a bit! ;)

post #101 of 110
no alternative afaik for closed back neutral higher end
post #102 of 110
T5p is the best dynamic neutral closed headphone in production. Sorry, mine is not thin sounding and very very dynamic with great details and soundstage with perfect mids. TH900 is not really closed because of bad isolation and Sig Pro is not neutral.
The best closed headphone is with no doubt the LCD-XC! Best soundstage, so open and fresh sounding, very balanced, nearly perfect but a bit heavy for long listening.
Edited by Trance_Gott - 3/21/14 at 2:34pm
post #103 of 110

Like I said "depending on who you ask".  

 

Heck I once thought the GS-1000 (non i) was the greatest hp on GODS green earth....lol.  Admittedly it still holds a certain sentimentality and at times it still gets it right IMO.


Edited by Mortalcoil - 3/21/14 at 9:35pm
post #104 of 110

From the ones I own:

 

ATH-W5000 - great for "special tasks": unbeatable with acoustic music and jazz, but definitely not "all rounders". I hope to one day get the matching amp that AT released and should bring out the best in them, then maybe it'll change.

Mad Dog 3.2 - which I'm listening to right now - definitely fun headphones, those alpha pads must be my favorite ear pads as well.

HD650 with modified closed wooden cups - just arrived in the mail a couple of days ago. The sound is pretty similar to the normal HD650 sound, though the mids seem to be a bit more limited (I need to do more comparisons).

 

But the one closed headphones which doesn't get quite as much attention is the PSB M4U2. These are probably my personal favorite headphones I ever owned. They are not as fancy as some of those other ones, but they have such an incredible sound. Their sound is so... tangible, if that makes sense. Drums and percussions sound like they are in full 3D existence next to you, and not just recorded sounds emerging from the drivers. Also, the inclusion of the built-in amp makes them shine even when connected straight to an ipod. Their isolation is the best of all headphones I have, I can listen in high volumes and the people next to me on trains/planes hear nothing.

 

I'm not sure how durable they are though, they seemed fine and worked for 14 months (and I worked them very hard - used them almost every day on public transport and in the office), and then last month the left side just died suddenly and without warning, so I'm waiting to find the time to get them fixed (they come with 2 year warranty so it should still be covered).


Edited by intlsubband - 3/30/14 at 5:25pm
post #105 of 110
The Audeze LCD-XC is the best closed headphone I've heard, followed by the Focal Spirit Professional.
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