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On ear, open/semi-open portable headphones?

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Here is what I'm trying to find

 

On ear

Open or Semi-open (ideally semi-open)

Biggest possible driver 40mm-53mm

Hopefully 10-24k range or better (Not terribly important, atleast 20-20k)

leather or leatherish pads (preferably) 

Light as possible (Must under 7oz)

 

Currently looking @ Yamaha HPH-200, Audio Technica ATH-EP700 and Ultrasone HFI15G

 

Any suggestions? Koss 75 and Px100/200 for me is perfect but the driver size is too small to effectively reproduce the lower ranges. I absolutely HATED Sennheiser 238, despite me being a huge fan of Sennheisers. 


Edited by Folex - 9/18/12 at 9:05am
post #2 of 8
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Any ideas ?

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Has anyone tried these ?  They look perfect for everything I need

 

Astrotec AS100

post #4 of 8
Google Phillips SHL9705a they don't look open but they actually are a semi open headphone that sounds very nice. The button mic works for android phones and iPhones too. I will be reviewing these sometime soon. Amazon had them at a very good price recently. Also these are very comfortable.
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I am only speculating but I owned a pair of sennheiser 238 and I hated them solely for their pads

 

 

It looks like the Philips share the same padded concept as the 238's. When i took the pads off the 238's the clarity gained was like night and day. 

 

 

post #6 of 8
The Phillips do not sound muffled and have holes in them. They are very different from most on ear pad systems.
post #7 of 8
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have you removed the pads to see how they sound ? By the looks of it you got a thick pad between your ear and the drivers. I can't see how it wouldn't muffle the sound

post #8 of 8

If I can remove the pad without hurting the headphone I will try it but going by what I hear they sound pretty clean to me. They are not like a really good headphone or IEM in terms of clarity but they are way better than really cheap headphones and IEM's I have heard.

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