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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by stozzer123 View Post

Superlux hd660, dont take any notice that im selling a set (i have 2 and am keeping one), they are absolutley brilliant and have caused me to dispatch a ton of gear, combine these with some aftermarket pads for an extra £10 and I cant think of anything better for under £100.   The will last forever and and are tuned to perfection for indie and rock style music.

Seriously ignore the fact that im selling just buy a pair even from somewhere else, I think thoman.de have them as well.

review here 

http://www.headphiles.org/index.php?topic=3771.0

Yes they are good but OP said he was looking for something smallish. The 660 are giant and don't fold.

post #17 of 21

I can personally recommend the Sony MDR-7506/V6.  These were my first headphones and I still use them.  The only problem I have with them is the stock ear pads don't breathe and they fall apart after about a year of use.  You can replace the ear pads with Beyerdynamic velour DT250 ear pads and they will be very comfy and breathable.

 

In my opinion the MDR-7506 themselves have a flat response, good isolation and good clarity for their price point.  Also, they are very durable and should last you many years.  They sound great straight out of a portable music player and have a long coiled cord.  They also fold and fit into a bag that comes with them.

post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

Yes they are good but OP said he was looking for something smallish. The 660 are giant and don't fold.

the 660 are not giant.

post #19 of 21
If u wan something smallish... N just playing it off a fone or iPod...
I would take along a boss AE2 for around ear..If u can find one on the cheap,
Or a hd228 seinheiser on ear portable. I got this from amazon for less than 20bucks!
The sound is clear enough, good isolation, v light on the head.
The other I like is the AKG k518..it's flat looking, good clarity,foldable.
post #20 of 21

The etymotic HF5 gives you some of the best isolation and nice sound quality, but they are in-ears, and they are quite intrusive, therefore probably not for you.

 

Anyways, somebody should make a 'before you ask for advice about buying headphones first time' post, because nobody writes which genres they hear sometimes even what they want in advance biggrin.gif

post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by stozzer123 View Post

Superlux hd660, dont take any notice that im selling a set (i have 2 and am keeping one), they are absolutley brilliant and have caused me to dispatch a ton of gear, combine these with some aftermarket pads for an extra £10 and I cant think of anything better for under £100.   The will last forever and and are tuned to perfection for indie and rock style music.

Seriously ignore the fact that im selling just buy a pair even from somewhere else, I think thoman.de have them as well.

review here 

http://www.headphiles.org/index.php?topic=3771.0

 

These look quite nice - I'm not too concerned if they don't fold, it's more for the looks as people in London don't really tend to wear massive headphones so I don't want to stand out too much!

 

Will read some reviews on the suggestions and have a think!  Many thanks for everyone's thoughts!

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