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Best closed Headphone for metal and rock?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

My budget is around 400 dollars, but I'm willing to expand or buy a used one. Im looking for a closed headphone for me. These are the things which I want the most:

 

- I listen to mostly rock and metal, and a little bit of pop

- I want them to be comfortable

- Good isolation

- I want it to come with a hard shell carrying case

- Good mids (not recessed!) and good highs

- I don't want the highs to be harsh, but I don't want them to be rolled off either.

 

Either on ear or over ear is fine for me. I honestly don't care that much about bass, I care much more about mids and highs. 

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So you want closed-back... You can get Denon AH-D2000 but they are not as balanced as D7000 so it is not for sure you will like them, especially as they have a bit recessed mids (but not as much as many people here say from what I see in its frequency response graph). The bass is strong on them but not overemphasised... I cannot comment as I only know D7000 which has very detailed and tight bass when properly amplified. I do very like it with rock and metal, it is fun even with pop/pop rock.

 

Problem is that many suitable headphones for your purpose are open-back and so no isolation.


Edited by MHOE - 10/1/12 at 10:25am
post #4 of 12

Try looking into the Denon AH-D5000.

post #5 of 12
Sennheiser HD25-1 II's are nice and fun, especially for metal and rock. Pretty well balanced, but with a nice little bump in the bass that isn't too extreme.
post #6 of 12

Denon AH-D5000 have the most emphasised bass, treble would also be very much present here... I would not recommend them. I own D7000 and like the bass, it really drivers all my music however if I imagine that D5000 have more of it and less controlled, together with more treble... No, not very good. D2000 would be better IMHO.

 

 

 

I think Denons lacks mids for pure rock music and so I use fantastic Lunatique's EQ curve for D7000 to get it there:

 

 

Every genre sounds great when applied...


Edited by MHOE - 10/1/12 at 10:40am
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by SmettMark View Post

My budget is around 400 dollars, but I'm willing to expand or buy a used one. Im looking for a closed headphone for me. These are the things which I want the most:

 

- I listen to mostly rock and metal, and a little bit of pop

- I want them to be comfortable

- Good isolation

- I want it to come with a hard shell carrying case

- Good mids (not recessed!) and good highs

- I don't want the highs to be harsh, but I don't want them to be rolled off either.

 

Either on ear or over ear is fine for me. I honestly don't care that much about bass, I care much more about mids and highs. 

 

Heya,

 

AudioTechnica A900X

Beyer T70P

Beyer DT770

Brainwavz HM5 or Fischer Audio FA003

AKG K550

AKG K271 MKII
AKG HD272

Ultrasone PRO 750

Denon D2000

Shure SRH940

 

Get a hard-case for any headphone, like the Hifiman hard case (inexpensive and awesome).

 

Very best,

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Heya,

 

AudioTechnica A900X

Beyer T70P

Beyer DT770

Brainwavz HM5 or Fischer Audio FA003

AKG K550

AKG K271 MKII
AKG HD272

Ultrasone PRO 750

Denon D2000

Shure SRH940

 

Get a hard-case for any headphone, like the Hifiman hard case (inexpensive and awesome).

 

Very best,

 

I would recommend DT880 as well, even more than DT770 as they have better mids and less bass impact.

 

 

 

But that treble... Have read many impressions about it is too much.


Edited by MHOE - 10/1/12 at 10:50am
post #9 of 12

Picked up a SRH940 recently, and I am LOVING it for metal and rock.  Also comes with a takeout box sized carrying case.  If you take out the extra earpads, you can probably fit a sandwich and a juicebox in there.  I find them really comfortable, but some people complain about the headband, even though it has extra padding.

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post

Sennheiser HD25-1 II's are nice and fun, especially for metal and rock. Pretty well balanced, but with a nice little bump in the bass that isn't too extreme.

 

This recommendation makes sense. They are on ear but isolation is pretty good. 

post #11 of 12

If you can get used to the comfort I'd recommend the WS55. Sounds brilliant to me. Solid bass with really nice mids and highs.

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by MHOE View Post

Denon AH-D5000 have the most emphasised bass, treble would also be very much present here... I would not recommend them. I own D7000 and like the bass, it really drivers all my music however if I imagine that D5000 have more of it and less controlled, together with more treble... No, not very good. D2000 would be better IMHO.

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting. Well, I can definitely attest that the D2000 are absolutely killer with metal/rock. Listening to them as we speaketh. 

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