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Doctor's order: Need portable headphones to replace Westone 4

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I've been diagnosed with Labyrinthitis, which means I'm off IEM's permanently. Short version: Nothing is going into my ears for the next couple of years.

 

What I need is a pair of portable headphones, that will make me forget how much I'm gonna miss my Westone 4's. I listen to electronic music, some pop - hardly any rock at all. Jazz doesn't exist in my universe, neither does classical music.

 

Price doesn't really matter, but I would like a pair of headphones that can be used without amp on iPhones etc. I do have amps, but never use them on the go. Closed cans would be preferrable, as I would like to keep my music to myself.

 

Finally: I would prefer something small/medium sized, not the largest thing around.

 

As I have spent the last years falling in love with the power of IEM's, I have no idea where to start looking. Any input would be appreciated :)

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Originally Posted by patashnik View Post

I've been diagnosed with Labyrinthitis, which means I'm off IEM's permanently. Short version: Nothing is going into my ears for the next couple of years.

 

What I need is a pair of portable headphones, that will make me forget how much I'm gonna miss my Westone 4's. I listen to electronic music, some pop - hardly any rock at all. Jazz doesn't exist in my universe, neither does classical music.

 

Price doesn't really matter, but I would like a pair of headphones that can be used without amp on iPhones etc. I do have amps, but never use them on the go. Closed cans would be preferrable, as I would like to keep my music to myself.

 

Finally: I would prefer something small/medium sized, not the largest thing around.

 

As I have spent the last years falling in love with the power of IEM's, I have no idea where to start looking. Any input would be appreciated :)

 

Sorry to hear that! I certainly have my own issues with IEMs from time to time, so I sympathize. 

 

I'd try giving the following a look, as their more or less the higher end for closed:

 

AKG K550

Denon D600

2 new ones by senneheiser, I forget the name

 

It's tough to find a higher end can that sounds halfway decent

post #3 of 6

The M-80 is quite nice!  And the upcoming M-100s are probably going to be even nicer!

post #4 of 6
If size were not an issue...

I would recommend the Fostex T50RP headphones.

Highly modifiable, and totally out there.

My next headphone purchase.

Jim

PS Look in the full size can section for more info on it.
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

Sorry to hear that! I certainly have my own issues with IEMs from time to time, so I sympathize. 

 

I'd try giving the following a look, as their more or less the higher end for closed:

 

AKG K550

Denon D600

2 new ones by senneheiser, I forget the name

 

It's tough to find a higher end can that sounds halfway decent

amperior and the momentum?

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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

The M-80 is quite nice!  And the upcoming M-100s are probably going to be even nicer!


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