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The right closed headphones for me

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Thread Starter 

I'm currently using the Sennheiser IE8 at work and while I like them, I've decided I want some closed headphones for the office and just use the IE8 for traveling/on the go.  I'll list the criteria of what I want and would appreciate any suggestions that fit.  Not too concerned about price.

 

- I need something that doesn't leak much.  It is a pretty quiet work environment with some coworkers fairly close.  I don't want to disturb anyone if I decide to rock out a bit.

 

- I have a bit bigger than average ears and want some headphones that give them some room.  I've had the V900HD's before and they were slightly too tight on the ears.

 

- I'd prefer not to have to power them with an amp, but would consider it if there is something that would be the perfect fit.

 

 

As for the sound, I'm pretty happy with the IE8's. The upper end is about right for my taste.  I'm looking for something at least as detailed as they are.  I listen to all genres of music, but rock the most.  Some of the ones I've been looking at are the Ultrasone Signature Pro, Sony Z1000/3520, and the Shure 940's,  Thank you for any help in determining what would work best for me. 

post #2 of 7

Hi,

 

The Shure 940 will need an amp to sound good.

However, I bought a Mad Dog recently and I totally in love with it. It's very very comfortable for my head and isolate well, but still deliver good soundstage and clarity.

If your budget available, I suggest you to buy a Dragon Fly. It's an amazing amp/dac for such small package that work well with any usb port.

post #3 of 7

Hey, 

 

Have a look at the Beyerdynamic DT250. Fantastic all-rounder and seems to fit your requirements. 

post #4 of 7

Im in your position too op. I have a pair if IE80s that treat me well, but have been looking for a nice pair of closed cans cause im getting tired of the iem scene. I have my sights set on the Mad Dog. Maybe you should take a look at that.

post #5 of 7

Heya,

 

Modded T50RP's, like the Mad Dog. I would put that at the top of the list. And with it, add a small portable USB DAC/AMP, or simply an amplifier, if you are taking a DAP with you to work.

 

Alternatives: Fischer Audio FA003 (Brainwavz HM5), Ultrasone Sig PRO (or simply the PRO 750, save a dime), AudioTechnica A900X, AKG K550, Beyer T70p.

 

I would avoid the SRH940. It's an interesting headphone, but the mid-bass hole it has really hurts it as a headphone. If it didn't have that, it would have been a near perfect mid-fi headphone in my opinion, but as it is, it is just missing that mid-bass frequency line. It has the mids and treble covered, and it has sub-bass, but the mid-bass isn't there, so it sounds thin and anemic in most stuff. Headphones that are similar to it, but don't have that issue: A900X and T70p.

 

But end of the day, I'd put you on the Mad Dog or the T70P basically.

 

Very best,

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the suggestions guys.  What are the main differences between the Mad Dogs and the T70P?  How would those compare to the Ultrasone Sig Pro? 

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Thank you for the suggestions guys.  What are the main differences between the Mad Dogs and the T70P?  How would those compare to the Ultrasone Sig Pro? 

 

Heya,

 

The Mad Dog is dark (rolled off treble), with deep reaching excellent subbass. The T70P is very bright, with very light bass. They're polar opposites.

 

Very best,

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