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need new cans with portability

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

ok so i am looking for a new pair of around the ear headphones (would be open to over the ear)

i go to school and commute so i am thinking closed back would be my best choice

so minimal leakage would be good but i also do a great deal of listening at home

price range: would like to be in the $300 range but willing to go up to $400 if are worth it

i listen to wide range of music including: rap, hip hop, rock, indie, some pop, r&b, soul, and rhythm/blues

when listening on the go i usually listen to music with my samsung galaxy s3, if extra power is needed to drive these phones i would be willing to get a portable amp

 

id like them to be able to good reduction in ambient noise, last phones i had were horrible at blocking out wind so i returned them

 

please give me some suggestions because i am having a difficult time narrowing down my options

post #2 of 7
UE6000 is a great sounding headphone for portable use that is over ear. Comfortable and lightweight as well. I was really impressed with these and they are worth looking into. There is an article worth reading on them on innerfidelity's site.

Other headphones you could look into that I actually have NOT heard are the sennheiser momentums and the Vmoda M100. Both new on the market for portable use.

On ear headphones you can check that I really enjoyed:

MS400 (by far the most comfy on ear I have ever tried owned)
Vmoda M80
HD 25-1 ii
DT1350 (sounds amazing, not as comfy as the MS400).

Try looking into those.
post #3 of 7
My vote and cash have gone to a set of Momentums by Sennheiser, great sound, lightweight and look great too.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

do you get much ambient noise from wind with the momentums?

also do they sound good on a phone or do you think i would need a portable amp for them when on the go?

post #5 of 7

They don't need an amp, they sound good without and on my ears I get little ambient noise - I use mine to commute into Central London each day.
 

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by needsnewcans View Post

do you get much ambient noise from wind with the momentums?

also do they sound good on a phone or do you think i would need a portable amp for them when on the go?

I bike with them and I barely ever hear any wind noise even when going at higher speeds.

post #7 of 7

voting for Sennheiser 25 1-11, might still be in the honeymoon phase with mine but I am loving it and looks like it will take a lot of abuse like my V-moda v80

 

Good luck !

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